Welcome to British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection (BAFVSC).

Dedicated to the work of moving image artists BAFVSC is part of the Central Saint Martins Museum. The collection exists to support research by students based at Central Saint Martins as well as individual researchers from outside the college.

The collection comprises video copies of artists’ moving image works, publications, paper documents and still images. It reflects the development of the moving image as an art-form in Britain between 1960 and 2000, and – less comprehensively – in Europe and the USA. It is the largest collection of material of its kind in the UK. A catalogue database of the holdings of the collection is available at the UAL University Collections eMuseum.

The collection is accessible and free to students, scholars, curators and others pursuing individual research.

This site includes details of projects, partners, and online exhibitions, as well as regular news and events information, updated on a regular basis.

Staff and student researchers staff from across UAL and other associates of the BAFVSC are welcome to become members of online research network. The network will facilitate the development of research projects and events through exchanging information about works, artists and other material. Membership can be requested via the I’d like to join link in the Research Area section on the front page.