The RMIT Design Archives includes collections in many areas of Victorian design.
These collections are both digital and material representing historical and contemporary practices in architecture, automotive, ceramics, design education, fashion and textile design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture.
Explore the collections of the Design Archives through our catalogue of online inventories and regular focus collections.
Access to RMIT Design Archives resources is available by appointment only. The first step is to complete the research request form. Generally one to two weeks' notice of the proposed visit is required (bookings are not taken for Mondays). We will advise as soon as possible after submission of form whether we can assist with your enquiry.
Personal laptops are permitted, however, no equipment used for the reproduction of material (e.g. cameras) is to be used unless pre-arranged with the RDA. Researchers are required to sign a visitor register.
Note that the RMIT Design Archives is not the owner of copyright (intellectual property) for all items in its collection. Responsibility for gaining any required copyright / IP permissions will rest with the researcher.