VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service)

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Description

Includes collections of images from a range of archives :

  • African and Asian Visual Artists Archive
  • Artworld
  • Basic Design Collection: Bretton Hall
  • Central Saint Martins: Museum and Study Collection
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Northern Italian Sketchbook
  • Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
  • Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi
  • Crafts Study Centre: University for the Creative Arts at Farnham
  • Design Council Archive: Design Archives, University of Brighton
  • Designing Britain: Design Archives, University of Brighton
  • Design Council Slide Collection: Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Eckersley Archive: University of the Arts London
  • Elaine Thomas: Adopting a stance
  • Fine Art Programme 2003: Surrey Institute of Art and Design
  • Frederick Parker Chair Collection: London Metropolitan University
  • Glasgow School of Art Magazine
  • Goldsmiths Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery : Material Collection
  • Goldsmiths Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery: Slide Collection
  • Halliwell Collection: Bretton Hall
  • Hampshire County Council Contemporary Art Collection
  • High Wycombe Furniture Archive: Bucks New University
  • Imperial War Museum: Concise Art Collection
  • Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict
  • Imperial War Museum: Spanish Civil War Poster Collection
  • John Johnson Collection: Political Prints
  • John Johnson Collection: Trades and Professions
  • London College of Fashion: College Archive
  • London College of Fashion: Cordwainers Shoe Collection
  • London College of Fashion: Gala Archive
  • London College of Fashion Paper Patterns
  • London College of Fashion: Victor Stiebel Archive
  • London College of Fashion: The Woolmark Company
  • London Metropolitan University East End Archive: The Paul Trevor Collection
  • Mechanical Engineering Image Collection
  • Museum of Design in Plastics, Arts University College at Bournemouth
  • National Fine Art Collection (fineart.ac.uk)
  • Netherlands Decorated Books Collection: London College of Communication
  • NICE Paintings: The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings
  • Oxford Portraits: University of Oxford
  • Peter King Archive: London Metropolitan University
  • Pockets of History
  • Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
  • Royal Albert Hall: Programme and Handbill Collection
  • Royal College of Art Collection
  • Royal College of Art Record of Student Work
  • The Richard Rutt Collection : Winchester School of Art Library
  • Russian Visual Arts: Sheffield University
  • South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive (SALIDAA)
  • Spellman Collection of Victorian Music Covers: Reading University
  • The Blower Foundation
  • The J.L. Carr Collection
  • The Sir Henry Dryden Collection
  • The Textiles Collection: University for the Creative Arts at Farnham
  • The Tim Mara Collection
  • Tom Cross Archive: University College Falmouth
  • University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art
  • Women's Library: Suffrage Banners Collection
  • Women's Library Suffrage Collection
  • Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
The Royal College of Art Record of Student Work is a rare collection, containing over 30,000 slides of student work, which dates back to the 1960s and includes early work by notable Royal College of Art alumni including David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Ridley Scott and Thomas Heatherwick. A comprehensive and unique resource, it provides insight into the early creative processes of some of Britain's best-known artists and designers, usually captured as they complete their postgraduate studies with installation shots from students' degree shows.

Subjects

Art; Design