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



About the Paul Mellon Centre

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art is an educational charity committed to promoting original, world-class research into the history of British art and architecture of all periods. We collaborate closely with the Yale Center for British Art, and are part of Yale University.

The Paul Mellon Centre has six main areas of activity:

We provide a major grants and fellowships programme supporting high-quality scholarly research into the history of British art and architecture.

We publish distinguished scholarly books on the history of British art and architecture, through the means of Yale University Press.

We run the Yale-in-London teaching programme, which provides visiting Yale students with a variety of high-quality courses to study, including courses devoted to the history of British art and architecture.

We offer a supportive, professional environment for scholarly research, providing rich library and archival collections and resources to curators, art-trade professionals, independent art historians, academics, researchers and students.

We provide and support a thriving programme of scholarly events, including research seminars, research lunches, workshops, symposia and conferences, all of which are designed to showcase and stimulate original research into the history of British art and architecture.

Our staff generate high-quality research into the history of British art and architecture through the scholarly activities and publications of its Director, Deputy-Director, Assistant Director for Research and Senior Research Fellows.

Activities and Resources

The Centre (which is a member of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History ARIAH) has two complementary purposes: to contribute to the understanding of British art and architecture and to act as a research centre for scholars working in this field.