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Tag Gronberg is Reader in the History of Art and Design and teaches mainly in the modern period (nineteenth century to the present). She is currently Departmental Postgraduate Research Tutor, helping to organise the research culture of the Department and in charge of MPhil/PhD admissions.

Her own research interests lie in the area of gender and modernism, and particularly in projects that range across art, design and architecture. Her books on late 19th- and early 20th-century visual culture in France and in Austria extend the study of gender and urban modernity to incorporate debates on architecture, craft and consumption. She has also published on issues to do with memory, in particular, the recent retrieval and display of Titanic artefacts.

She was a member of the curatorial team organising the 2006 V&A exhibition Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939, in charge of the section on Modernism and Performance.

Between 2006 and 2009 she was, with Simon Shaw-Miller (Birkbeck) and Jeremy Aynsley (RCA), project manager for the AHRC-funded interdisciplinary research project 'The Viennese Café and fin-de-siècle Culture', based at Birkbeck and the Royal College of Art.

From 2008, she participated in the workshops and colloquia organised by the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds on the theme of the vitrine, which culminated in the publication of Sculpture and the Vitrine (2013, Ashgate).

Tag Gronberg is Advisory Editor for Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture (Berg) and West 86th: A Journal of Design History, Decorative Arts and Material Culture (University of Chicago).

At Birkbeck she is a member of the Architecture, Space and Society Network (founded 2011 with History of Art colleagues Dr. Zoe Opacic and Dr. Leslie Topp) which organises termly symposia and workshops.