Local Identifier(s)

OC/2102 (local reference number) ; ACC/2021/2 (Accession Numbers)


2001 (was beginning date) ; 2010 (was end date)

Access status

Accessible on site


Scope and Content

Portfolio folders relating to artists who were resident artists based at or organised by the Centre, 2003-2010, and artist who were part of the new commissions scheme, 2000-2003. Folder include various papers including proposals, gallery text and images of work carried out at the Centre. 

Record Resource Extent

1.39 GB (1,198 Files, 149 Folders)


The original structure of the accession has been retained. The folders were arranged alphabetically by artist names. 


This folder is thought to have been originally created around 2002 by David Hancock, who was the Centre's exhibition coordinator at the time. The folder contained records related to the exhibitions facilitated by the member of staff. This original folder called 'Chinese Arts Centre\Artists' and a back-up from 2004 can be found in GB3451/OC/D/2101/A/1/2/1. 

The folder appears to have been transferred to the Centre's new storage system after the Centre had moved to Thomas Street (around Jan 2004). It was still managed by David Hancock who became the Centre's Residency Coordinator and materials added after this date largely related to the residency scheme or artist development programmes.

It is thought that the folder was transferred to the 'photo server' in 2014 from an older back-up. There are folders in other accessions which also appear to be earlier version of this folder. 

In 2021 the series was official accessioned into the archive. It was treated separately from the photo server as it is believed that it was previously store independently of the other photographs held on the server. Folders relating to artists not connected to the activities of the Centre were removed. Identifiers were allocated to the record before they were catalogued. As further appraisal occurred during the cataloguing process. some identifiers became redundant and were not used. 


Management and Use

Conditions of Access

A low resolution version of records from these series are available through the online catalogue for personal non-commercial use if they are the copyright of the Centre and have been previously publicly available. Accessible surrogates of the records is accessible to researchers by appointment in the CFCCA archive and library searchroom unless prohibited under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Conditions of Use

Records within this series which are copyright of the CFCCA are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, unless restricted by other legislation. Records created by other creators are not available online unless we have the permission of the copyright holder.

Related Content

Related Units of Description

It is believed that GB3451/OC/D/2101/A/1/2/1 is an earlier version of this folder.

Related People and Organisations

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (1989-) (has creator)
Hancock, David, artist (has creator)

Related Terms

Accessible on site (has access status)



This material was catalogued in 2021 as part of the 'Multicultural Heritage at the Crossroad: Organisational Resilience, Institutional Archive and Multicultural Voices' project with support from London Metropolitan University.

Rules or conventions

Our archival collections have been catalogued following the International Standard of Archival Description (ISAD(G)) and principles of Records in Context (RiC). The library collection has been documented following the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) standard and the International Standard for Bibliographic Description (ISBD).

Subject terms for the collections have been taken from the Resource Description Access (RDA) values which are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License; the National Archives’ PRONOM online registry of technical information; IANA media types. MIME types; Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® and Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)® which are made available under the ODC Attribution License.