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.
Senior Research Fellow Hammad Nasar Awarded MBE
Our Senior Research Fellow and co-curator of the British Art Show 9 (2021-22) Hammad Nasar has received an MBE (Mem...
Write on Art 2023 is Now Open
Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre are pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 cycle of Write on Art. The prize is now...
Introducing the Climate & Colonialism research project. With an upcoming conference and reading group there are many ways to get involved. Join us for the Synthetic Histories conference on 27 January 2023.
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 5 May 2023
An Activist Scholar: The Gavin Stamp Archive
6 February 2023
ECRN Research Roundtable: Funding
8 February 2023
**DATE CHANGE** Cinema and Empire: Technologies and Practices
10 February 2023
Pythagorean Visions: Picturing Harmony in British Art, 1719–1753
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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.