University of Salford Manchester


The University’s art collection exists for the benefit of students, staff and the general public. It consists of around 600 works; mainly British paintings, prints and photographs collected over the last forty years. The work is on display around the campus or in storage, although we are currently undertaking a thorough audit and are in the process of reviewing how the collection is used. 

Over the next three years we will be investing in three main areas of collecting that support our research and teaching, as well as adding value to local and national debate and arts ecology. Our themes are:

  • Chinese contemporary art
  • About the digital
  • From the North

Much of our work will be developed with partner organisations including the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Quays Culture, Islington Mill and Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

We are also working on improving our archives, web presence and database - if you would like to receive updates on Arts activity then please contact us at

Enquiries about the collection from the public are welcomed, however as capacity is limited please be aware it may take us a short time for us to get back to you.

The University of Salford is accredited by the Museums Association.

Arts Partnerships

The University maintains partnerships with numerous organisations including: