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, Surrealism, and art and science.
Find out more information about our research centres at Art History.
Our research culture makes us one of the leading departments in the UK for research.
Discover our research into Anglo-Saxon dress and textiles and animated galleries.
Find out more about PhD research in Art History at Manchester.
The Institute for Cultural Practices
The Institute for Cultural Practices provides a platform for innovative research, postgraduate teaching and professional development which engages with cultural producers and organisations. Two centres form the Institute:
- Centre for Arts Management and Cultural Policy - its aim is to provide an axis for engagement, collaboration and partnership between arts and cultural management professionals, sector organisations and higher education;
- Centre for Museology - provides a base for research, teaching, knowledge transfer and professional development relevant to arts and cultural professionals with particular interest in the areas of management, leadership, policy-making and strategic development.
To learn more about The Institute for Cultural Practices: