The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies was established in 1990 and it has grown steadily in staff and student numbers since then. Teaching takes place in the Barber Institute. This houses an excellent and representative collection of post-medieval European art. The Department is recognised internationally for both its high level of student satisfaction and the quality of its research output.
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
Posted 16 November 2021
Staff and students are shocked and saddened by the passing of Dr Jutta Vinzent, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Art History, Curating and Visual Studies.
Posted 06 October 2021
A New collection of 24 scholarly articles on Mary, last duchess of Burgundy, co-edited by Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange, covering topics such as Mary's involvement in politics, patronage and lots more has been released.
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We are proud to offer throughout the academic year a series of events and research seminars closely tied to the department academic work.
The Golovine is the official Blog for the Department and takes its name from one of the most popular artworks in the collection of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s c.1797 Portrait of Countess Golovine.
The official Facebook page for the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham.