We are now living in a digital world, and it is important that our art collection reflects some of the excellent artworks made by artists either creating work about or using digital technologies.
There is a recognised digital gap in museum collections – often due to concerns about the longevity of the technology required to experience the artwork. As a university it is part our responsibility to pioneer the collecting of difficult work, to take risks and to find ways of conserving digital artworks, as part of the focus of debate and the evolving cultural infrastructure and landscape.
The University is also a Founding Partner of HOME which includes a three year commitment to work together on a range of programmes in Visual Arts, Performance and Cinema.
Acquisitions include: Simon Faithfull, Mishka Henner, Craig Morrison and Thomson & Craighead.
Co-commissions include: Declan Clarke, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Rachel Maclean and Liam Young.