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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

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Arts Week 2016

Public lectures, readings, film screenings, performances and panel discussions from 16 to 20 May. See the full programme here.

New Peltz Gallery exhibition

IDENTITY: Exhibition focused on the concept of identity as constructed and performed through social rituals. Open 28 April - 20 May.

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 literature, art history, creative writing, media studies, journalism, European cultures and languages, Latin American studies and much more...

The Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art

Medieval and Renaissance Art - Summer Term 2016 seminar programme.

New PhD studentships with National Gallery and Tate Modern announced

AHRC-funded studentships to be run collaboratively between Birkbeck and the major arts institutions

Publication: Micromuseology - An Analysis of Small Independent Museums

Dr Fiona Candlin, Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies, has recently had her book on independent, single-subject museums published by Bloomsbury.