1. University of Stirling Art Collection

The Art Collection was established at the very beginning of the University of Stirling in 1967. The Collection was founded with the idea art and culture should be part of the everyday experience at the University and that artworks should be accessible to all who work, study or visit there.

The first University Principal, Dr Tom Cottrell, ensured that the university’s budget included both campus development and 1% of the original building budget was set aside to buy and commission artwork. Since then the University has grown the most incredible contemporary art and sculpture collection which, in line with the original plans, are on display throughout the campus and landscaped grounds.

To find out more about the art collection, the artists involved, sculpture on campus and more, visit their collections website https://collections.stir.ac.uk/

You can also take a 360 degree online tour of the Art Collection.


Pathfoot Building, The University of Stirling,, Stirling FK9 4LA


Entry to the Pathfoot Building and the campus is free and open to everyone.

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. For more information about the current and planned exhibitions of the collections, visit https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/art-collection/whats-on/

Tours of the art collection are available on request. To arrange a tour, or a group visit, please contact art.collection@stir.ac.uk

The majority of the collection, along with the art collection staff, can be found in the University’s Pathfoot Building.

Getting there

The building is the first you see on your left as you enter the main Stirling University campus.

Information on getting to the University campus, including public transport can be found at https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/getting-here/ 

For more details and specific directions, including details on accessibility, visit https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/art-collection/visitor-information/


For more details and specific directions, including details on accessibility, visit https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/art-collection/visitor-information/

How to find us

University of Stirling Art Collection

Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

Visit website


Back to top of the page