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
The department's research strengths lie in Northern Italian Art, British Art and Aesthetics across all historical periods form the medieval to the contemporary. Scholarly explorations in these fields have brought significant benefits to our partners, national and international museums and galleries, and to members of the general public. Our research has been used by the Louvre, the Yale Center for British Art, the National Gallery, the V&A Museum and many others to enhance the way in which they present their collections to the public and to inform their exhibitions. Our research has also improved the conservation of Britain's built heritage. Public talks and workshops have brought our research directly to the public. In doing so, it has enhanced cultural life, understanding and brought pleasure to many.
Professor Campbell's research and publications on Coventry Cathedral have been of enormous use to our campaign to tackle the problems faced by the ailing ruins of Coventry's medieval cathedral.
— Jonathan Foyle, Chief Executive
World Monuments Fund Britain