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A perfect opportunity for a perfect end to a year in medieval Poitiers

A perfect opportunity for a perfect end to a year in medieval Poitiers
Description
Joint Honours Student Holly Wain on using her French and Art History skills to work for the journal Cahiers de civilisation médievale.
Date:
13/08/2013

Dr Richard Clay interviewed by the Chartered Institute for IT

Dr Richard Clay interviewed by the Chartered Institute for IT
Description
Dr Richard Clay talks about do.collaboration project and its local, national and international importance in a video interview.
Date:
07/08/2013

Celebrating our students

Celebrating our students
Description
The department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies celebrated three of its students through the award of prizes for the best dissertation and best contribution to the department.
Date:
05/08/2013

History of Art at Birmingham

History of Art at Birmingham
Description
Video recording of the June undergraduate open day talk.
Date:
18/07/2013

Celebrating success (and lifting-up a lecturer!) with the Class of 2013

Celebrating success (and lifting-up a lecturer!) with the Class of 2013
Description
It was smiles all round last Friday when staff, proud families and friends gathered to celebrate as our undergraduates, and a handful of postgrads, had their art history (with various combinations) degrees conferred on them!
Date:
12/07/2013

Birmingham's Barber Institute and London's National Gallery swap masterpieces to celebrate anniversary

Birmingham's Barber Institute and London's National Gallery swap masterpieces to celebrate anniversary
Description
An outstanding group of Old Master and 19th-century paintings – including masterpieces by Poussin, Turner, Monet and Manet – go on show at the National Gallery, London this summer as part of the celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the foundation of Birmingham's Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Birth of a Collection: Masterpieces from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts runs from 22 May to 1 September 2013.
Date:
18/06/2013

One of the world's truly great small art museums

One of the world's truly great small art museums
Description
The Daily Telegraph reviews the Barber Institute.
Date:
30/05/2013

Birmingham in France

Birmingham in France
Description
Postgraduate students and staff will be taking part in the biennial Festival of Art History (Festival de l'histoire de l'art) at the Palais de Fontainebleu.
Date:
28/05/2013

MA History of Art postgraduates

MA History of Art postgraduates
Description
Video interview with current students.
Date:
25/05/2013

Defining Faces - 20th Century Portrait Drawing

Defining Faces - 20th Century Portrait Drawing
Description
Three of the postgraduate students introduce the exhibition they co-curate at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Date:
25/05/2013
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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.