Welcome to the Adamson Collection

Promoting the Life and Work of Edward Adamson


The Adamson Collection Trust (ACT) aims to promote the life and work of Edward Adamson (1911 – 1996), the British artist who pioneered the use of art as therapy for those with experience of mental illness during his 35 years at Netherne Hospital. Today the Trust works to secure and promote the collection – some 5000 art works, recognised as historical mental health artefacts and an internationally important collection of Asylum Art and of Outsider Art