Please note that the Paul Mellon Centre will be closed all day on 19th September 2014 for Staff Training.

October Conference
Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture,
600 - 1500
Tickets available

Details for autumn research seminars coming soon

Please note that due to events there may be Public Study Room Closures


Recent Publications

  • William Henry Fox Talbot Beyond Photography, In The Olden Time Victorians and the British Past,Ham House
    William Henry Fox Talbot Beyond Photography, In The Olden Time Victorians and the British Past,Ham House
  • Four Hundred Years of Collecting and Patronage,The Buildings of England, Sussex: East with Brighton and Hove, Imperial Gothic Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture
    Four Hundred Years of Collecting and Patronage,The Buildings of England, Sussex: East with Brighton and Hove, Imperial Gothic Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture
  • in the British Empire, 1840-1870, Citizen Portrait: Portrait Painting and the Urban Elite of Tudor and Jacobean England and Wales, Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter
    in the British Empire, 1840-1870, Citizen Portrait: Portrait Painting and the Urban Elite of Tudor and Jacobean England and Wales, Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter



Grants - Application Deadline 15 September 2014

Curatorial Research Grants

To help institutions undertake research for a particular exhibition or installation of British art (up to three years) download full details and application form 

Publications Grants (Author)

Publication Grants (Author) are awarded annually to contribute towards the costs incurred by authors or editors in producing publications on British art and architectural history download full details and application form

Publications Grants (Publisher)

Publication Grants (Publisher) are awarded annually to contribute towards the costs incurred by publishers in producing publications on British art and architectural history download full details and application form

Research Support Grants

To contribute towards travel and subsistence expenses for scholars engaged in research on the history of British art or architecture download the full details and application form.

Educational Programme Grants

For lectures, symposia, seminars or conferences on British art and architecture download full details and application form 

The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Research Support Grant

This grant was instigated by the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust (www.barns-grahamtrust.org.uk) in 2009 and is administered by the Paul Mellon Centre. It is awarded annually to assist scholars and researchers in the field of 20th Century British painting download full details and application form

Andrew Wyld Research Support Grants

This new category of grant is awarded by The Andrew Wyld Fund and is administered by the Paul Mellon Centre. The awards will be made annually to student/s working on a topic in the field of British works of art on paper of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including watercolours, prints and drawings. download full details and application form