University of Edinburgh Art Collection

  • Francesca Baseby (Depositor)



The University of Edinburgh Art Collection supports the world-leading research and teaching that happens within the institution. Comprised of an astonishing range of objects and ideas spanning two millennia and a multitude of artistic forms, the collection reflects not only the long and rich trajectory of the University, but also major national and international shifts in art history. The collection has particular strengths in Portraiture (specifically images of notable alumni and teaching staff), 17th Century Dutch and Italian works, as well as rich holdings of Modern Scottish art. The University remains active in acquiring and commissioning art for campus, and is developing contemporary holdings rooted in the theme of globalisation, with a specific focus on women's experience and the contribution of feminist thought. For more information please see or email

Data Citation

University of Edinburgh. Information Services Group. Library & University Collections. (2019). University of Edinburgh Art Collection, [dataset].
Date made available17 Sep 2019
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare

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