This research area brings together academics from art history. Our research investigates different topics surrounding the conceptualisation, production, representation and experience of spaces and places.

Among the most important ways we investigate space and place is through research about the history, theory, and practice of curation, which finds its intellectual home in our Centre for Curatorial Studies. We also address topics that include the ways that borders and migration have informed contemporary architecture and street art in Europe; the extent to which modernist practices and ideas have shaped the approaches to Fascist built environments; and the role of digital technologies in altering the perception in museums and sites of cultural heritage.

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