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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

We offer full and part-time evening courses in History of Art, Museum Studies and the History and Theory of Photography.
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Department of History of Art

9 March – 28 April 2018 Cultural Sniping

Photographic Collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive

News from our head of department

Opening up Art History: 50 Years at Birkbeck

See our anniversary events for 2017/18

Our research centres

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

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See all our our Art History courses here.

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Birkbeck Art History title shortlisted for major book prize

Professor Lynda Nead’s ‘The Tiger in the Smoke’ has been shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2018.

Academic awarded prestigious prize for his book on Renaissance architecture

Peter Fane-Saunders of the Department of History of Art has been awarded the highly prestigious Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize, which is awarded annually by the Renaissance Society of America for the best book in Renaissance studies.

Birkbeck art exhibition explores collaborative and radical work of ‘cultural sniper’ Jo Spence

The late British photographer Jo Spence's life will be celebrated through an archive of works, as featured in a new exhibition at the Peltz Gallery.