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Call: Design Archives/CDH International Visiting Research Fellow 2023/24

  The University of Brighton Design Archives (UoBDA) and Centre for Design History (CDH) invite applications for a funded International Visiting Research Fellow (VRF) to spend time at the CDH and the Design Archives in the spring semester (February-June 2024) of 2023/24 to pursue… Continue Reading →

Cataloguing Mr Holden’s Shops

Recent MA Design and Material Culture student Anna-Katharina Farnleitner writes about her time volunteering at the UoB Design Archives. When I started my master’s degree at the University of Brighton in History of Design and Material Culture, I wanted to… Continue Reading →

Webinar: Artificial Intelligence Applications for Visual Archives

During the summer of 2023, the Design Archives in collaboration with the Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems and the Digital Skills in Visual and Material Culture project at the University of Brighton hosted two research placements co-funded by… Continue Reading →

Machine Learning Methods to enhance access to Design Archives image collections: Supporting Classification of Archival Images via Artificial Intelligence Models

A guest post by Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, Vladislav Vaculin and Andrei Sobo.  During the summer of 2023, the Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems in collaboration with the Design Archives and the Digital Skills in Visual and Material Culture network service at the University… Continue Reading →

A Design Trip Restored through Archive Research: Yun Wang reflects on a Visiting Research Fellow Scheme

Yun Wang was a Visiting Research Fellow (VRF) as part of the Centre for Design History’s International Scheme and a contributing author to International Design Organizations Histories, Legacies, Value.  Figure [1] “Crumbling Walls, New Dawn” by Robert L. Peters, President of Icograda from… Continue Reading →

Design Archives research informs new exhibition

A new exhibition at Brighton CCA, at the University’s Grand Parade site, continues an ongoing programme of artist commissions using the University of Brighton Design Archives as a starting point.  Brighton CCA commissioned Resolve Collective to make a new body… Continue Reading →

Archives Hub: Machine Learning and IIIF 2022

The Design Archives is contributing to an innovative project run by our longstanding partner, the Archives Hub, to investigate the potential of Machine Learning and the photographic platform IIIF for its operations.   Our relationship with the Hub, which delivers our… Continue Reading →

Developing archival skills through volunteering at the Design Archives

Recent MA Curating Collections and Heritage student Rachel Ng writes about her work as a volunteer at the Design Archives to support her professional development  The idea of preserving history for future generations has always fascinated me. Museums, archives, and heritage sites are a… Continue Reading →

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