The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies is recognised internationally for both its high level of student satisfaction and the quality of its research. Our teaching takes place in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, one of Birmingham’s finest Art Deco buildings, and home to an excellent and representative collection of western art from the medieval to the modern period.
Special Issue: Exile and Migration in Regional Collections
Looking at the role that the diverse experiences of migration play in shaping our regional collections and why this matters.
31 July 2023
The Royal Historical Society (RHS) is the UK’s foremost society working for historians and history.
06 June 2023
Lina shares with us her favourite moments as a Joint Honours Modern Languages and History of Art student at 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.