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.
Birmingham has recently been recognised as the top university for graduates by leading employers in 2020-21
Posted 16 August 2021
For World Photography Day, MA Art History and Curating postgraduate student Sam Robinson discusses photography of British seaside towns
Posted 04 May 2021
Rachel Harpole, MA History of Art student, reflects on the Association for Art History Conference hosted by the University of 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.
The official Facebook page for the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham.