University of Brighton Design Archives

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  • Telephone
      +44 (0)1273 643217
  • Address
    • Faculty of Arts, Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY, England, United Kingdom
  • Directions
    • The Design Archives are located at the Grand Parade site of the University of Brighton, approximately 10‐15 minutes’ walk or a short taxi ride from Brighton railway station. There is meter parking in front of the Circus Street Annex next to the main building, and other car parks are shown on the Map.<citation href="
  • Opening Hours
    • By appointment, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.00am-4.00pm.
  • Access Information
      Open by appointment
  • History

    The University of Brighton Design Archives has its origins in the deposit of the archive of the Design Council (formerly the Council of Industrial Design) in 1994. Since then it has developed its collections, with further archives acquired according to a specific collecting policy: to document aspects of twentieth-century design history, with a strategic focus on the connections between them.

    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 publication and exhibition 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.