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.
11 March 2016
We interviewed History of Art alumni during a career event. They talk about their time at Birmingham and their career since leaving university.
02 September 2014
Dr Richard Clay tells us more about Old Joe - UoB's iconic clock tower.
29 August 2014
Video of this year's degree congregation speech.
25 May 2013
Three of the postgraduate students introduce the exhibition they co-curate at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
29 April 2013
Alumna Katie Hall describes her experiences of studying MA History of Art.
26 February 2013
Professor Matthew Rampley presents 'the European Position' at the Institute of Advanced Studies' workshop 'Regional Curatorship
11 January 2013
Marie Giraud, MRes History of Art, takes you on a cultural tour of the Jewellery Quarter - a hidden gem within Birmingham's city centre where creative industries flourish.
01 November 2011
Report from second year student on the undergraduate study trip.
More news from the Department
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.
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.