About

The Digital Aesthetic Project (2001-2012) is a collaborative venture between the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, and the Electronic & Digital Art Unit at the University of Central Lancashire.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is one of the leading museums in the North West and features contemporary art, fine art, decorative art and historic collections of national significance. Located in the heart of Preston in a stunning Grade 1 listed building, it hosts a wide ranging programme of exhibitions and events and has gained a reputation for its innovative contemporary arts programme. The Harris is a major tourist attraction, welcoming over 250,000 visitors per year. Over the last 25 years we have worked with artists of regional, national and international significance within the unique context of the building and historical collections, and have developed expertise in commissioning, exhibiting and acquiring film, video and new media artwork.

Our vision is to extend our reputation as an outstanding museum and art gallery that is distinctive, ambitious, audience-focused and open to change. As a Preston City Council service, we are committed to working with key stakeholders including UCLan and Lancashire County Council to ensure a more integrated high quality cultural offer is embedded in the city of Preston.

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The Electronic & Digital Art Unit (EDAU) University of Central Lancashire

The Electronic & Digital Art Unit (EDAU) is a specialist research unit, which was established in 2004 by Dr Chris Meigh-Andrews within the School of Art, Design & Performance at the University of Central Lancashire, assisted by Aneta Krzemien.

EDAU houses the Artist’s Film and Video Study Collection, which comprises of over 2000 video and film works by international artists in a variety of analogue and digital formats, as well as associated catalogues and publications. Since its establishment EDAU has been involved in a wide variety of projects related to electronic & digital art including publications, exhibitions, curatorial projects and practice-based MA, MPhil and PhD (fine art practice) and research into the historical and critical context of video art and new media practice.

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