Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection

The Museum and Study Collection at Central Saint Martins acts as the College archive and tells the story of CSM’s rich history. We’ve been collecting work by staff and students for more than a century, and for the last 20 years have been buying work from degree shows.

The result is a collection of more than 3,000 objects showing the breadth and scope of the work being created by students today, from painting and printmaking, fashion and textile design, ceramic and product design to graphic design, sculpture, photography, jewellery and theatre design.

The museum also runs a teaching collection that has been more than a century in the making. This encompasses artworks and archives from the 13th century to the present day and includes early printed books, prints, illuminated manuscripts, embroideries, work by members of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1920s German film posters, Japanese prints, textile samples and garments. There is also a fine collection of teaching books dating from 17th century.

The collection is open to everyone and we welcome staff, students and outside researchers alike. Whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever your specific interest in the collection, it’s here to inspire and inform you.

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