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Liquid Crystal Concrete:
The Arts in Postwar Britain 1945–1965

A series of summer research seminars to be held on Wednesdays from 25 May to 13 July 2022.


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.

Outside of Paul Mellon Centre


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.

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Archives & Library

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.



We publish world-class monographs and catalogues on an ever-expanding range of topics, alongside a host of innovative digital publications, including our prize-winning journal British Art Studies.

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Journeys with 'The Waste Land', Turner Contemporary

Supported by a Curatorial Research Grant from the PMC.

Grants & Fellowships

Total amount given out in grants and fellowships for 2021.
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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.

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