A Narrative of Progress: The Camberwell ILEA Collection


article thumb - A group of objects from The Camberwell ILEA Collection

A group of objects from The Camberwell ILEA Collection

An exhibition exploring the historic Camberwell ILEA Collection


Starts: Tuesday 10:00
Ends: Saturday 16:00

Event Details

Address:Camberwell Space
Camberwell College of Arts
45 - 65 Peckham Road

Post code:SE5 8UF

Telephone:020 7514 6301

Open hours:Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm, except 22 and 29 September


This exhibition explores the history and current use of The Camberwell ILEA Collection. The display considers the original function of the collection - the Experiment in Design Appreciation - through rarely seen archive material. The exhibition will highlight the progress of recent cataloguing and digitisation projects, and share untold stories of special objects. The exhibition will demonstrate how the collection remains relevant today, by presenting new work by Camberwell students from BA Photography and MA Designer Maker, with a brief to boldly reimagine the objects both physically and digitally. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to participate in a cataloguing activity in the gallery space. By selecting their favourite object, from a pool that will change throughout the display, visitors will be asked to think like collection curators and record important information. Visitors will also be encouraged to handle objects in a series of drop in ‘Meet the Collection’ events. Exhibition is curated by Jacqueline Winston-Silk.


By Bus:36, 436, 12, 171 or 345 stop outside

By Tube:Oval then bus

By Train:Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill, then a 15min walk or bus


Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Hearing systemHearing system

Large print availableLarge print available

Level access toiletLevel access toilet

Seat availableSeat available