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Key subject resources
Below is a small selection of key resources, which can help you with your studies. Use the tabs at the top of this page to find a wider collection of key books, databases, magazines, newspapers and streamed media.
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Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases
Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases brings fashion business to life and creates a link between education and industry. Designed to help students develop the essential business skills required by the next generation of fashion industry professionals, this digital resource is global in focus and presents real-world cases on challenges facing the business of fashion, tackling important issues such as sustainability, technology, ethics, and leadership.
Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre
The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) provides independent research and authoritative recommendations to aid the development of policies for the UK's creative industries, contributing to their continued success. We do this by asking some of the best researchers across the UK the most pressing questions about the sector.
Creative and Cultural Skills work across the UK to create a fair and skilled cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. Through a programme of training, tools & resources, events, one to one support, sector updates and research, we provoke action and enable learning opportunities that drive change and help to build an inclusive skilled sector.
CultureCase comprises a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world that can add value to the work of the cultural sector.
The scope of the Creative Industries Journal is global, primarily aimed at those studying and practicing activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent, and which have a potential for wealth creation. These activities primarily take place in advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, the performing arts, publishing, television and radio.
Nesta Creative Economy and Culture
Nesta conducts groundbreaking quantitative research on the creative economy. They also build interactive data visualisations to support policy at a local level - such as mapping the economic importance of creativity in local areas; and the skills needs of a creative workforce.
Oxford Art Online – Art Markets
Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.
Subculture archives is educational & cultural research resource of primary sources exploring 100 years of youth culture through the scenes, styles, and sounds that forged them. From Rave, Punk, Rockabilly to Grime.
Subculture archives is formed from the collectons of the Museum of Youth Culture - an emerging museum dedicated to the styles, sounds and social movements innovated by young people over the last 100 years. Championing the impact of youth on modern society, the Museum of Youth Culture is a non-profit Heritage Lottery & Arts Council Funded collection incorporating photographs, ephemera, objects and oral histories celebrating our shared youth culture history. From the bomb-site Bicycle racers in post-war 1940s London, to the Acid House ravers of 1980s Northern England, the Museum of Youth Culture empowers the extraordinary everyday stories of growing up in Britain.
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