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Our website has been created to develop and promote of cross discipline creative practice inspired by objects and narratives found within the collections at Birmingham City University Arts, Design & Media Archives.

Here you will find overviews of established, international artists, designers and curators who have produced work in response to archival collections.


Here you can find some examples of BCU students' creative interactions with our collections.

These research guides enable students and creative practitioners to explore different themes across our collections. 

Here you find information and guides on how to use our collections in accordance with ethical standards. This includes details of how to access the materials, copyright and appropriation.


Here you will find details of books, articles, exhibition catalogues and websites to aid you in further research.

Here you can find out about our aims and how to contact the Arts, Design & Media Archives here at BCU.

BLOG news and views on creative interactions with archives everywhere