The research team on the Colour Collection project are currently conducting benchmarking visits around the UK, interviewing academics across a range of disciplines who are either teaching or researching aspects of colour.

Colour Collection is a multi-disciplinary study about colour teaching across the University of Edinburgh and other UK institutions. The work spans Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), History of Art, and the School of Art.

The principal investigators for this research are Professor Fiona McLachlan, (Professor of Architectural Practice), Gordon Brennan, (Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Art), and Dr Heather Pulliam (Senior Lecturer, History of Art).

Recent benchmarking visits have included the University of Sussex, Oxford Brookes University, the Architectural Association and UCL. These visits have also provided notable examples of the use of colour in architecture.

The first stage of the research involves capturing information across the University. If you are involved in teaching or research, which has a direct relationship to colour, the investigators would very much like to hear from you.

Please respond giving your name, school and subject area/institute, a brief description of your area of expertise in research or teaching and your contact details to: colour@ed.ac.uk