Birmingham City University Art and Design Archives

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Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
West Midlands
B4 7BD

  • Phone: 0121 331 2981

Birmingham City University Art and Design Archives contains both art and archival collections. There are 16 different collections in the Archives, twelve of which have been fully catalogued. These cover the fields of art and design education and public art. The collections range in size from less than 50 items to over 40,000 items. They contain a mix of paper documents and books as well as art works, designs, posters, photographs and slides.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Archives are normally open by appointment at the following times: Mon 10.00-17.00 Tues 10.00-17.00 Wed 10.00-17.00 The first time you visit the Archives you will be asked to show two forms of identification and complete a Researcher Registration Form.


There is no charge for visiting the Archives.

Travel directions:

The Parkside building is approximately ten minutes' walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station, next to Thinktank at Millennium Point.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Research facilities for academics
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas


  • Guided tours
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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