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Mary of Burgundy

Mary of Burgundy
Description
An international conference co-organised by Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange with colleagues from the Universities of Liège, Ghent, and Brussels.
Date:
26/01/2015

Call for papers

Call for papers
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House, Work, Artwork: Feminism and Art History's New Domesticities conference 3-4 July 2015, University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/01/2015

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'
Description
Report about the Departmental Colloquium held earlier this year at the Barber Institute, written by Rebecca Darley, co-curator of the exhibition Faith and Fortune and speaker at the colloquium.
Date:
18/09/2014

Old Joe: a University of Birmingham icon

Old Joe: a University of Birmingham icon
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Dr Richard Clay tells us more about Old Joe - UoB's iconic clock tower.
Date:
02/09/2014

AHRC Commons Fellow announced

AHRC Commons Fellow announced
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Dr Richard Clay has been appointed as the Arts and Humanities Research Council Commons Fellow leading the strategic direction of the AHRC Commons that was set out in the 2013-18 strategy.
Date:
01/09/2014

Dorothy Wilson MBE Honorary Graduand speech

Dorothy Wilson MBE Honorary Graduand speech
Description
Video of this year's degree congregation speech.
Date:
29/08/2014

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
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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
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Posted 01 February 2017

Chinese New Year celebration

The School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music have marked the Chinese New Year with a special celebration which bought together staff and students.

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.