The Institute of Art and Design supports DMU researchers to make lasting contributions to local and global society through critical thinking, creativity and innovation.
The Institute is home to academics researching textile and product design, building heritage, fine art, fashion, photography, photographic history and history of art and design. It runs a highly successful Design Unit, with links to local business, supports world-leading research in the Fine Arts, in New Product Design, Fashion and Textiles, Critical and Contextual Studies, Textile Engineering and Photographic History.
The institute houses the Design Unit, Textile, Engineering and Materials Research Group (TEAM), and the Photographic History Research Centre.
Photographic History Research Centre
Holographic Research Group
The Design Unit
Textile Engineering and Materials
International Upcycling Research Network (IURN)