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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 collaboration with archival material.


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

Through this programme staff and students explore our collections in search of their own treasure as inspiration for new works or to display alongside personal collections.

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

Here you find information and guides on how to use our Archives as well as appropriate use of the collections for creative inspiration.This includes copyright, appropriation and ethics.

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

Here you will find some background information on the project that inspired and initially created this website.

BLOG news and views on creative interactions with archives everywhere