Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel
Our Centre for Curatorial Studies Co-Director, Dr Gavin Grindon has helped Banksy curate a Museum of Colonialism
at the heart of The Walled Off Hotel which the artist has opened in Bethlehem.
We are internationally recognised for teaching and research in
art history and curating, from the Renaissance and 18th-19th century art to modern and contemporary art.
Our courses allow you to study your passion firsthand while developing professional skills
and experience for a wide range of careers.
Our Centre for Curatorial Studies offers courses in curating theory
and practice for undergraduates and postgraduates. We have an on-campus gallery
Art Exchange and our
Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA)
has a state-of-the-art
teaching and research space
for our students' use.
Why art history at Essex?
Our Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit based in our School that focuses on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.
BA Curatorial Studies
Our new BA Curatorial Studies degree provides you with the expert knowledge and practical skills for pursuing
careers in curating, gallery management and museums and combines class-based learning with hands-on experience.