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Art & Design

Useful Websites / Links

        Their aim is "to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft."

Information about endangered, at risk, and extinct art and craft techniques or professions. 

Free online courses on a variety of topics that can be used either for guided independent research or for fun. Some courses run all the time, while some are only available at select times of the year. Most courses are completely free but may require payment if you want evidence of completion like a certificate; be sure to check before signing up as some courses are only available with payment. A selection of courses that may be of interest to Art and design students are: 


  • VADS Over 140,000 images from over 300 art and design collections across the UK.