"Memorial for Nam June Paik", EDAU, 2007

The Electronic and Digital art Unit (EDAU) was a specialist research unit established in 2004 by Chris Meigh-Andrews in the School of Art, Deign & Performance at the University of Central Lancashire.

EDAU was involved in projects related to electronic & digital art including practice-based MA, MPhil and PhD research (fine art practice) into the historical context of video art and new media practice. Exhibitions and events initiated by EDAU include “The Digital Aesthetic Project” (2001-2012), a series of three exhibitions and conferences developed in collaboration with the Harris Museum, Preston, and “Analogue: Analogue: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-88)”, Curated by Chris Meigh-Andrews, Catherine Elwes, (UK) Peggy Gale, Lisa Steele (Canada) and Lukasz Ronduda (Poland).

EDAU closed in August 2012 on Prof Meigh-Andrews’ retirement from teaching, and until 2018 the study collection was maintained and viewing of videotapes was available for research by prior appointment. In March 2019, the collection was transferred to the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta in Valletta, where it is currently housed and maintained. It is currently being catalogued and restored and will be made accessible again for scholarly research. In July 2023 Prof Meigh-Andrews’ extensive collection of specialist books on Artist’s video and film was also transferred and added to the collection.