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Art Collections: Welcome to DMU Art Collections

Artwork from the Collections

An Introduction to the DMU Art Collections


De Montfort University’s Art Collections contain artworks that mirror the variety of practices and passions of DMU staff and students from the 1900s to date. The range of work reflects a multi-faceted approach to collecting: legacies from lecturers, donations made by visiting and associated artists or alumni, the acquisition of award winning student work and new works for new buildings.


Ranging from oil abstracts to black and white photographs, standalone sculptures to lithograph prints, the Art Collections includes over 800 works from the likes of Utagawa Hiroshige, Bridget Riley, Patrick Heron, Estelle Thompson, Rigby Graham, Roy Bizley, Alison Knowles, Dick Higgins, Jasper Johns, Henri Chopin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Jimmy Choo, Sir Peter Blake and Madonna Staunton.


Works and those of art, design and technology students and graduates are on display in buildings across the campus. Works also feature in exhibitions, public tours (by appointment), teaching and research aiming to make the collections accessible and available to DMU students, staff, researchers, artists and audiences on a local, national and international level.