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Impact

Our strengths lie in Northern Italian Art, British Art and Aesthetics from the medieval to the contemporary. Our research has been used by the Louvre, the National Gallery, Tate Galleries, the V & A Museum, the Yale Center for British Art, and many others to inform their exhibitions, and enhance the presentation of their collections to the public. Our architectural research has also improved the conservation of Britain's built heritage. Our regular public talks and workshops have enhanced cultural life, understanding, and brought pleasure to many.

Enhancing cultural life, understanding and pleasure

Using our research to inform and inspire public exhibitions, and delivering public talks and seminars

Informing cultural policy

Providing first-hand evidence to shape policies towards the conservation of our built heritage in England and Scotland

Supporting the work of museums and galleries in engaging the public with the rich artistic tradition of Britain

Researching and cataloguing important primary materials and improving display and interpretation in museums and galleries for the public

Life of Guido Reni

Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina Pitrrice or Lives of the Bolognese Painters (1678) is one of the most important early modern sources on Italian art. Professor Lorenzo Pericolo (University of Warwick) is the project coordinator and critical editor of the Malvasia Project, which aims to provide the first critical edition and annotated translation of the Felsina pittrice, produced under the auspices of CASVA (Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington).

In 2019, Professor Pericolo produced the critical edition, translation, and essay for the the two volumes on the Life of Guido Reni (Volume Nine of the series). As a result of Pericolo’s research, many other paintings by Reni in public and private hands have been analyzed, studied, cleaned, and reattributed.

Displaying Victorian Sculpture

Displaying Victorian Sculpture is a three-year collaborative project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It seeks to return sculpture to centre stage and re-assert the importance of sculpture to Victorian national and imperial history.  

The project is led by the University of Warwick and the University of York. It also involves: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, National Museums, and National Museum, Cardiff. The project funds two PhD theses, three annual workshops, and an edited collection of primary sources on Victorian sculpture. 

The project contributed towards a major international exhibition of Victorian sculpture organised by the Yale Center for British Art. Curated by Martina Droth (Head of Research, YCBA), Jason Edwards (University of York) and Michael Hatt (University of Warwick). The exhibition opened at the Yale Center for British Art in Autumn 2014 and moved to Tate Britain in Spring 2015.