Research invigorates everything we do at Manchester: from our research-based teaching and supervision of students, to our organisation of conferences, curating of exhibitions, and writing of books and articles.

Our research community is distinctive for its range of experienced researchers, its close connections with artists and the museum world, as well as its strong interdisciplinary interests.

We have particular strengths in early modern, modern and contemporary art, in architectural history, and in such themes as art writing, collecting and collectors, sexuality and identity, decolonisation, non-European art, Surrealism, and art and science.