Westminster Hall probably goes unnoticed to the hordes of tourists on their camera-clicking itinerary between the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Dwarfed between Pugin’s spikey neo-Gothicism and the ancient splendour of the real thing in the Abbey, the great … Continue reading
At graduation this year, the department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies celebrated three of its students through the award of prizes for the best dissertation and best contribution to the department. The Emily Rastall Memorial Prize, set up … Continue reading
Four years ago, having moved from Muscat, Oman, to Birmingham to study History of Art, I was just a little bit lost. Like most students starting university, I was moving away from home to a place where I didn’t know … Continue reading
During my year abroad in Poitiers I have been taken back by the friendliness towards international students. This has ranged from Poitevins, who have offered all sorts of help to navigate the often tricky French systems, to a real willingness … Continue reading
A review of the talk given by Dr Kate Ince on the architect of the Barber Institute as part of the Arts and Science Festival from UoB’s Blogfest… Robert Atkinson, Architect of Cinemas @ UoB Arts and Science Festival.
We’re all very excited on campus today: the University’s Arts and Science Festival has begun! Throughout the week there are lots of interesting events lined up for staff, students and the public to enjoy. Find out more by browsing the … Continue reading
In this brief summary of my two years since graduation, I hope I can provide an overview of my experiences of working in museums and galleries to date. After graduating from Art History and spending six months firstly teaching in … Continue reading
Each year, the University’s College of Arts and Law offers a number of Undergraduate Research Scholarships, which give successful UGs the opportunity to collaborate with academics on bona fide research projects for five weeks during the summer vacation. This year, Holly Wain, … Continue reading
As a Renaissance man (my work focuses on Pieter Bruegel the Elder), I’m unashamed to admit that I just don’t “get” Damien Hirst. As an entrepreneur and businessman, credit where credit’s due. But with regards the art I’ve never really … Continue reading
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…so the joke went. In Summer this year, the idea was floated to launch an official blog for the Department of the History of Art at UoB. The department reckoned it would be a good idea if the blog was … Continue reading