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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

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Welcome to Birkbeck

Department of History of Art

Evening study

We offer evening courses in History of Art, Museum Studies and the History and Theory of Photography

Our research centres

Find out more about our research centres and networks, focusing on photography, architecture, Eighteenth-Century Studies, digital technologies and more...

Exhibition: Cinephilia and Collecting

Running in our Peltz Gallery 7 October - 27 January: A Museum of the Everyday.

Historic building with 21st Century facilities

We have a state-of-the art cinema and exhibition spaces all housed in a historic building - former home to key members of the Bloomsbury Group.

Derek Jarman video

Professor Lynda Nead appointed Trustee of the V&A Museum

Professor Lynda Nead, Pevsner Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum.

New film explores the history of Gordon Square

Academics and architects describe the former residents and uses of the building