The Golovine is the official Blog for the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies at The University of Birmingham. The Blog takes its name from one of the most popular artworks in the collection of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, where the Department is based: Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s c.1797 Portrait of Countess Golovine.
The Golovine was set up to give some insight into what it’s actually like to study Art History, Curating and Visual Studies here at The University of Birmingham. What do our students get up on a day-to-day basis? What modules are on offer? And what opportunities are there for students to get stuck in here at the Barber Institute, in Birmingham and elsewhere in the UK and abroad. It is also intended to showcase the successes of our alumni, the research being conducted by the Department’s staff and postgraduate researchers, as well as offering commentaries on art news.