The University of Brighton Design Archives is an internationally significant research base with a curatorial team that initiates and promotes collaborative activity through a programme of projects. Founded on a scholarly resource focusing on British design and global design organisations in the twentieth century, we contribute substantially to the research profile of the University. The Design Archives welcome scholars and students from many academic disciplines researching the designed environment, the design profession and design practice.
Since the 1990s we have undertaken a range of innovative projects with a variety of partners including AHRC-funded collaborative doctorates and JISC-funded digitisation projects. In 2010 the Design Archives were awarded core funding from the HEFCE Museums and Galleries fund. View the Design Archives' research projects page
for more information.
Our latest project Exploring British Design forms part of the AHRC Digital Tranformations Scheme.
To consult the collections, please contact us.
Research projects and exhibitions
A symposium at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 22 November 2014
Inaugural lecture by Catherine Moriarty on Wednesday 29 October, 6:30 pm
A Digital Transformations project with the Archives Hub and the Design Museum.
Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern, and Jane Drew at ICA
Design Archives’ research student at national conference