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.
Applications Now Open for Spring 2023 Grants and Fellowships
Applications are now open for the spring 2023 round of Paul Mellon Centre funding opportunities. The categories of fundi...
Building Greater Britain Now Published
We are thrilled to announce the publication of G. A. Bremner's Building Greater Britain: Architecture, Imperialism,...
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 December 2022
ECRN Research Talks
5 December 2022
PhD Toolkit Series: Working with Others
7 December 2022
Infrastructures of Thought, Networks of Practice: Indian Feminist Art in and with Britain in the 1990s
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Read about all upcoming events, including lectures, film screenings, parties and more.
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.
Our aim is to make British art history and visual culture accessible to people of all ages by encouraging thought-provoking engagement with artworks and art historical research. We want people to think about how they ‘see’; and foster a sense of shared interest and community.
Our networks connect and support researchers and professionals engaging with British art, at different stages of their working lives.
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.