Based in London’s Bedford Square, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art is an educational charity and research institute that champions new ways of understanding British art history and culture.
Andrew Edmunds (1943–2022)
All of us at the Centre were saddened to hear of the recent death of Andrew Edmunds. As well as enjoying great renown as...
2022 Write on Art Winners
The Paul Mellon Centre and Art UK are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 cycle of Write on Art. Aimed at stude...
We run a thriving programme of events both in person and online. These events are geared to scholars, students and all those with a general interest in British art. They offer you the chance to engage with an extraordinary variety of topics, ideas and thinkers.
Until 6 January 2023
Fleeting Encounters: British Art and the Connoisseurial Gaze
5 October 2022
Rethinking the Artist Catalogue for the Online Age: Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
7 October 2022
Art History in Britain: A Scottish Innovation
14 October 2022
Beyond William Mitchell’s British “Colourful Crusade”; Creating Art for the Urban Landscapes of the United States (1972–77)
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Visit our Public Study Room where you can explore our rich library and archival holdings. See below for how to make an appointment and search our catalogues.
We are committed not only to supporting the most original kinds of research on British art and architecture, but also to producing and shaping it ourselves. View a selection of our in-house research projects below.