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Our REF2021 Research Themes

Art in Venice and Northern Italy

Focus on the manufacture, reception, distribution, and collecting of art from the C14th to the C17th in three major centres: Venice, Padua and Bologna

Art and Empire

Investigates the role played by art in the exercise of and resistance to imperial power, as well as the legacies of art and empire in the contemporary world

Space and Experience

An interdisciplinary investigation of different aspects of space – geographical, phenomenological, pictorial – and how these interact or conflict