Middlesbrough Collection

The Middlesbrough Collection of art and craft has been collected over 150 years. Including work made by artists based in the Tees Valley and internationally, the collection is the area’s art historical depository and encompasses 2,250 pieces. As well as an annually- changing display at MIMA, each year, artworks from the collection travel the world in significant exhibitions that progress the field of art and ideas.

Our current display presents well-known figures alongside artworks rarely seen since they were collected. It is informed by the research group Black Artists & Modernism who audited the collection for artists of African, Asian and Middle East and North Africa Region descent who worked in the UK.