Research and innovation
Research within the School is diverse, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary.
We provide a unique environment for research that seeks to develop and explore the relationship between theory and practice in creative practice, art historical studies, critical studies in heritage and museums, and in critical humanities.
We have a number of established and active research centres to address our core research areas of fine art, art history, cultural studies, and museums, galleries and heritage.
The Centre consolidates and develops inter-disciplinary research on modes of critical and theoretical writing, curatorial production, editorial work and the production of text- and book-based art.More on Artists' Writings and Publications Research Centre
It is the ambition of CAVE to become the foremost centre for investigations into the audio-visual within contemporary art theory and practice.More on Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE)
The Centre creates a dynamic environment for researching and studying museum practice at the intersection of cultural theory, history, art practice and museum and heritage studies.More on Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage
CentreCATH aims to produce historically-framed analyses of cultural practices that deterritorialize the current boundaries of interdisciplinary studies in the arts.More on The Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH)
This is the first research centre, both nationally and internationally, with a specific focus on the study of the history of the trade in both art and antiques.More on Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market
Impact and engagement
Our interdisciplinary research is relevant on a local, national and international scale. The breadth of research being undertaken engages with partners across the arts and cultures sectors and beyond. We work collaboratively with our partners to create impact and undertake activities to engage a range of audiences at all levels.