Research projects

Curatorial Studies

Centre for Curatorial Studies

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.

Over the past decade we have been home to five major research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC):

  • Meeting margins: transnational art in Latin America and Europe 1950 to 1978, a three-year project in collaboration with the University of the Arts London;
  • Aesthetics after photography, a three-year collaboration with the University of Warwick;
  • The Centre for Surrealism and its Legacies, a three-year collaboration with Tate and the University of Manchester;
  • UECLAA online, a three-year project to create a digital catalogue for our University’s collection of Latin American art, now Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA); and
  • The moral nature of the image in the Renaissance, a three-year examination of modes of reception of religious and secular art in the Renaissance.

Other research projects

Other projects have included a recent collaboration with Colchester Hospital Trust, funded by the AHRC, to catalogue the art collection of Colchester’s hospitals, as well as Latin American Art in the UK, a one-year project examining the history of reception of art from Latin America in Britain during the post-war period, also funded by the AHRC.