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Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to go on display at Barber Institute

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to go on display at Barber Institute
Description
Painted in 1927, the picture has come from Japan and is believed to be the first major painting by the controversial Cubist ever to have gone on public exhibition in the city.
Date:
28/08/2014

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey
Description
The National Student Survey (NSS) has awarded the University of Birmingham an overall satisfaction mark of 89%, up from 88% for the past two years and a rise of five places among Russell Group institutions.
Date:
12/08/2014

Curating research

Curating research
Description
Rachael Yardley, co-curator of lasting impressions: 20th century portrait prints, talks about her fantastic experience of working on the postgraduate exhibition at the Barber Institute.
Date:
25/07/2014

Mortar boards, pins, heels, wine, prizes and speeches

Mortar boards, pins, heels, wine, prizes and speeches
Description
History of Art graduation 2014: full story on the Golovine.
Date:
22/07/2014

Leverhulme Trust Award

Leverhulme Trust Award
Description
Professor Mathew Rampley has been awarded a grant of £286,000 by the Leverhulme Trust for research into the history of museums and exhibitions of art and design in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Date:
21/07/2014

History of Art graduates 2014

History of Art graduates 2014
Description
Video interviews with this year's graduates.
Date:
15/07/2014

Imagining Architecture

Imagining Architecture
Description
David Hemsoll recently gave a paper on Veronese at the international colloquium 'Imagining Architecture' at the National Gallery.
Date:
08/07/2014

Joint Honours with an Arts subject at Birmingham

Joint Honours with an Arts subject at Birmingham
Description
Video recording of the June undergraduate open day talk.
Date:
03/07/2014

University Graduate School Awards

University Graduate School Awards
Description
Judith Allan, doctoral researcher in Modern Languages and History of Art, jointly won the Michael K. O'Rourke best PhD publication prize at the University Graduate School Awards ceremony.
Date:
26/06/2014

Why I like this module

Why I like this module
Description
Inside the gallery: histories, theories, and practices of museums and galleries.
Date:
17/06/2014
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Posted 06 July 2016

Suggested reading for new undergraduates

These books offer introductions to periods and concepts in the History of Art. They also offer introductions to theories about art and its history and introductions to key art-historical methodologies. We hope you find them interesting and helpful.

Posted 10 June 2016

World-class gallery for History of Art students

The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies provides a prestigious learning environment in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts to ensure a first-rate student experience.

Posted 16 March 2016

Terra Summer Residency Fellowship

Sara Tarter, Doctoral Researcher in History of Art, has been award a fellowship that will take her to Giverny, France from 6 June to 5 August.

Posted 11 March 2016

Hear from our alumni

We interviewed History of Art alumni during a career event. They talk about their time at Birmingham and their career since leaving university.

Posted 28 January 2016

Call for papers

The medium and the message: re-evaluating form and meaning in European architecture c. 1400-1950, a two-day conference at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Posted 29 June 2015

History of Art at Birmingham

Dr Francesca Berry delivered the overview of history of art at the 2015 undergraduate open day.