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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.
Our Barber Institute of Fine Art offers students a first-rate learning environment
Posted 05 July 2018
'Reframing the Wild' co-curated by Dr Kate Nichols and Dr Sam Shaw takes place at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery in Summer 2019. The MAP blog shares an insight into the animal inspired collection
Posted 13 June 2018
Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll has received a glowing review on an influential blog for her performance at the 'First Friday' event held at the Stryx Gallery in Digbeth, Birmingham
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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.
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