Images from the Design Archives, Knitting Collections at University of Southampton, Museum of Design in Plastics, and University of the Arts London


The Look Here! Project is developing a community of expertise in the creation, management, and use of digitised library, museum, and archive collections for learning, teaching, and research in the creative arts.

The project is being led by the Visual Arts Data Service at the University for the Creative Arts in collaboration with nine partners from the Arts University College at Bournemouth, Bradford College, Norwich University College of the Arts, Royal School of Needlework, University College Falmouth, University for the Creative Arts, University of Brighton, University of the Arts London, and University of Southampton.

Funded as part of the JISC e-Content Programme, the project seeks to develop skills and strategies to support digitisation in the partner institutions and the wider arts education sector. The project is running from October 2009 to February 2011.


The key outputs of the project will be:

Project Advisory Group

Leigh Garrett (VADS) - Chair
Rosemary Lynch (University for the Creative Arts)
Mark Brown (University of Southampton)
Pat Christie (University of the Arts London)
Vicky Brown (University of Oxford)
Julia Cook (University for the Creative Arts)
Alastair Dunning (JISC)
Susan Kay-Williams (Royal School of Needlework)
Susan Lambert (Museum of Design in Plastics)
Sarah Mahurter (University of the Arts London)
Steve Mallinder (Art, Design and Media Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy)
Catherine Moriarty (Design Archives, University of Brighton)
Doreen Pinfold (University College Falmouth)
Mike Pringle (Swindon Cultural Partnership)
Frances Teasdale (University for the Creative Arts)
Karla Youngs (JISC Digital Media)