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.
Programme Released for Extractivism/Activism: Art, Activism and Ecological Extraction
The full programme has now been released and in-person and online tickets are still available.
Call for Papers: Reframing King James VI and I
British Art Studies invites proposals for a special issue on Jacobean visual and material culture.
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.
28 February 2024
Why Edwardian Baroque Architecture Matters: Empire, Identity, and Geo-political Rivalry
1 March 2024
Public Event Series
The Quilting Bee: Working Class Women's Art History
6 March 2024
A Body for Stubbs
8 March 2024
Negotiating the “Eclectic Sources” of Modern Sculpture at the ICA (1948–53)
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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.
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.