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Research Collabs and Networks



Artists in Universities

RMIT University School of Art -

Hong Kong Art School -
Guangzhou University -

Middle East
American University in Dubai -
Royal University for Woman -

University of Arts London:
Chelsea -
Wimbledon -
Central St. Martins -
London College of Communication -
Edinburgh College of Art -
University of Ulster School of Art -
University of Dundee School of Art -
Queens University Belfast – Sonic Arts Research Centre
International Centre for Fine Arts Research -

North America
Columbia College Chicago -
School of Art Institute of Chicago -
Princeton University, Bernstein Gallery -

Mori Art Museum -
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo –
The Jewish Museum of Australia -
The Contemporary Jewish Museum -
The John David Mooney Foundation -
Metronome Press -
The Drawing Room –



Wimbledon Centre for Drawing 

Stephen Farthing - Professor of Drawing / Rootstein Hopkins University Chair of Drawing

Knowledge in the making: Drawing and Writing as Research Techniques

Drawing Research Network

Le Temps du Dessin

Drawing Center - NY

Drawing Room - UK

Louvre - Département des Arts Graphiques

MOMA Drawings


The Campaign for Drawing

Drawing Day

Urban Sketchers


Royal Drawing School

The National Gallery (London)

The British Museum

Royal Academy of Art

National Portrait Gallery

Victoria and Albert Museum

Royal Collection Trust

Saatchi Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

Pembroke House




Loughborough University - School of Art, English and Drama

Knowledge in the Making - Drawing and Writing as Research Techniques

Big Draw Gallery –

A space to share your drawings and images of Big Draw events

Drawing Center –

The Drawing Center is a SoHo museum and a nonprofit exhibition space that focuses on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary.

Prince's Drawing School –

 An independent school which aims to raise the standard and profile of drawing

Drawing Room –

Drawing Room is the only public, non-profit gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing.

Daily Sketch Challenge –

Website where you are given a subject to sketch each day, to then submit to the website

Draw Island –

Online drawing tool

House of Illustration –

Gallery dedicated to the art of illustration spearheaded by our patron Quentin Blake

Access Art -

Online workshops that help you improve your drawing. Access Art have won a Drawing Inspiration Award.

Book Trust Book Trust have done a great job promoting children's illustration. Amongst other projects.

Rabley Drawing Centre –

The Gallery and Drawing School has developed an International reputation for its exhibitions and unique range of Art courses specialising in drawing and printmaking.

Drawing Research Network – 

The DRN is an international network of individuals and institutions who are involved in some way with improving our understanding of drawing. Established as part of The Campaign for Drawing in 2001.


Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Planck-Institute)

The Virtual Laboratory -
Database, MPI for the History of Science

Drawing with Optical Instruments -
Database, Cooperation project, MPI for the History of Science, the Freie Universität Berlin and ECHO – European Cultural Heritage Online

Machine Drawings -
Database, MPI for the History of Science

Das Technische Bild -
Research project, Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Berlin

Visualisierung in der Wissenskommunikation -
Research project, Förderinitiative »Wissen für Entscheidungsprozesse«

Epistemic Images 
Research project, Chair for Science Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Zur Genealogie des Schreibens -
Research project, University Basel

Schriftbildlichkeit -
Research project, Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Berlin

»Notational Iconicity«: On the Materiality, Perceptibility and Operativity of Writing -
DFG research training group, Freie Universität Berlin

Improvisation und Invention: Findkünste, Einfallstechniken, Ideenmaschinen -

DFG research network, University of Hildesheim

Melton Prior Institute -

Research institute, collection of reportage drawings and library, Düsseldorf

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