The rise of global communication networks through digital technology opens up opportunities for closer collaboration with international partners, in particular to coinvestigate transnational flows of design discourses and objects across a diverse range of historical periods and geography to meet new global challenges.
We collaborate with museums to shape museological practices regionally, nationally and internationally and have continued and extended our role in developing museum curation.
Selected major current partnerships, collaborations, consultancy and exchange include:
Museums and Galleries
Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove; British Museum; Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle; Whitechapel Gallery; V&A Museum; Design Museum; London Transport Museum; Weimar Klassik Stiftung (Germany); Bauhaus Museum, Berlin; Wolfsonian Florida International University, USA; Bluecoat, Liverpool.
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; Ambedkar University, New Delhi; Research Centre for Material Culture, Leiden; VU University, Amsterdam; Parsons New School, New York; Tsuda College, Tokyo; University of São Paulo; University of Rennes; University of Minnesota; Bard Graduate Center, New York.
British Council; British Library; Design Council; Papanek Foundation, Vienna.
Association of Art Historians; Design History Society; Design Research Society; College Art Association (USA); Gesellschaft für Designgeschichte (Germany); 4T Design History Society (Turkey); Dutch Design History Society; Costume Society; Association of Dress Historians; Research Interest Group: Apparences, Corps et Societés (France).