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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

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New Peltz Gallery exhibition

Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa focuses on the struggle for self-representation by those affected by the virus during the worst period of AIDS denialism under former President Thabo Mbeki from 1999 to 2003.

Autumn in the School of Arts

Conferences, workshops, open evenings and free exhibitions - see what's on this autumn.

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...

Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art – Autumn Programme

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.

Birkbeck arts and humanities rank third in London

College’s programmes rank 52nd in the world in THE league table

FREE student National Art Pass

We're pleased to offer ALL History of Art students at Birkbeck College a free Student National Art Pass