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Homepage for the ESCALA website

This website is currently under construction and will be up to date soon.

The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America is the museum of the University of Essex. We are primarily a teaching and research resource for staff and students and a means for the University to exchange art, knowledge, and expertise globally. 

The Collection is based at the University’s Colchester Campus and has more than 750 artworks in a broad range of media dating largely from 1960s to the present. The Collection has a purpose-designed Teaching and Research space and artworks on public display in the ESCALA Gallery in the Silberrad Student Centre as well as an online catalogue, a Documentation Centre and library of approximately 4,500 archival items and the Albert Sloman Library holds the national collection of 10,000 Latin American art books. Together these combined resources make the University of Essex the most complete resource for art from Latin America in the UK. 

Please do get in touch with us on escala@essex.ac.uk if you have any enquiries.

people in the ESCALA collection being taught