International Women’s Day 2023 – Part 2

In the International Women’s Day blog we posted yesterday we looked at some of the key events in the life of artist Eilean Pearcey. In our second blog Art Collection Audit Officer David Wootton looks at Eilean’s highly significant work in the depiction of Indian dance. Eilean Pearcey and her images of Indian Dance As […]

International Women’s Day 2023 – Part 1

The life and work of Eilean Pearcey To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day we have taken the opportunity to highlight the life and work of the artist Eilean Pearcey (1901–1999). We are lucky that we hold both Eilean’s archive of papers and drawings, as well as artworks created by her that she donated to […]

LGBT+ History Month 2023

The theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month is ‘Behind the Lens’ which invites us to celebrate the influence and impact of LGBT+ individuals to film and cinema from behind the camera rather than in front of it. This topic gives us the ideal opportunity to share material from our extensive dance collections. For this […]

Introducing a new member of the team 

In January we welcomed our new Archivist Simon Mackley to the Archives & Special Collections Team. In this blog post, Simon introduces himself and looks back on his first month working here. I am delighted to be starting as the new Archivist at the University of Surrey Archives, and I have really enjoyed my first […]

Black History Month and the Art Collection

Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK since 1987 and is marked annually throughout October. During the month, we remember, celebrate and explore black history, heritage, culture and achievements. The University and the Students’ Union have organised a variety of free events and activities that are taking place on campus and online. The […]

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