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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

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Department of History of Art

National Student Survey

Our research centres

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

Evening study

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

Exhibition: Decolonising witchcraft: Portraits of traditional healers in Bolivia

Running in our Peltz Gallery 3-25 March

Derek Jarman video

The Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art - Spring 2017

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck presents a series of seminars on medieval and renaissance art, supported by the Bequest established in memory of Professor Peter Murray, the Department’s founder.

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.