Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

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. 

Midland Art Papers 7 (2024)

Special issue: Co-production in regional collections

Looking at the many ways co-production can benefit museum and gallery spaces.

Forthcoming Events

We are proud to offer throughout the academic year a series of events and research seminars closely tied to the department academic work.

Our research blog

The Golovine

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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