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About the Peltz Gallery

The Peltz Gallery is at the heart of the creative hub that is Birkbeck's School of Arts, which also includes Birkbeck Cinema and a dedicated performance space. 

Founded in 2013 with the help of a generous donation from Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz, the Peltz Gallery showcases the creative, interdisciplinary and experimental research of the School's academics and postgraduates. It also provides curatorial and professional training for postgraduate students. Exhibitions profile the work of emerging and established artists and aim to stimulate intellectual engagements between academics and practitioners. 

Since opening, the Gallery has gone from strength to strength, with a comprehensive programme of exhibitions and events. We have a growing reputation for exploring the critical role of visual art in politically and historically contentious topics and in humanitarian debates. 

Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz

  • Daniel Peltz OBE completed the MA Renaissance Studies at Birkbeck in 2009. 
  • Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz were instrumental in funding the Peltz Gallery project and scholarships within the School of Arts. Daniel is a Fellow of the College and is also a member of Birkbeck’s Estates Committee, where he advises the governors on property matters.  
  • Daniel and Elizabeth were keen to fund the restoration of the Peltz, which was at the heart of Birkbeck's redevelopment plans, revealing period features and upgrading it in a period style complementary with both the historic legacy of the School of Arts building and the modern design of the nearby cinema. 

Peltz Personnel 

  • Director of the Peltz Gallery/Chair of the Arts Space Steering CommitteeProfessor Annie E Coombes 
  • Acting Director of the Peltz Gallery 2019/20:  
  • Events and Communications Team Leader: Annie Hui
  • Events Coordinator: Adam Castle

Members of the Arts Space Steering Committee