United Kingdom

The Wallpaper History Society


Promotes an awareness and understanding of historic and contemporary wallcoverings.

Victoria and Albert Museum


The V&A houses one of the world’s largest collections of international art and design including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

The Science Museum


The National UK Museum of Science and Industry

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Archives


Housed at the V&A the collection contains drawings, correspondence, press cuttings, administrative records and literary sources related to architecture.

Mass Observation Archive, University of Sussex


The archive specialises in documenting everyday life in Britain and contains material related to the Mass observation studies between 1937 and 1950, diaries and responses to ‘directives’ on topics such as architecture, advertising, tourism, shopping, teenagers, collecting etc.

The Marks & Spencer Archives


The M&S archives offer a rich resource for the study of British retailing and consumption. Now housed in London, it is due to move to a purpose built archive at the University of Leeds.

Graphic Design Archives, Rochester Institute of Technology


Collection includes the work of significant graphic designers in the US.

International Textiles Archive, University of Leeds


Includes a collection of woven textiles sample books, textiles from Indonesia, Qing dynasty China and Egypt.

Design Archives, University of Brighton


Includes the archives of the Design Council, Icograda, James Gardner and Alison Settle amongst others.

British Film Institute National Archive


An extensive collection of fiction and documentary moving image. Also includes extensive collections of film and television magazines.

National Register of Archives


The NRA contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history.


Smithsonian Institution Archives


Washington DC: Includes textual documents, film and sound recordings and photographs relating to the Museum’s collection.

Bauhaus Archive


The Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design in Berlin is concerned with the research and presentation of the history and impact of the Bauhaus