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Our first-rate academic staff are dedicated to providing you with an exciting and challenging experience as you discover the history of art from antiquity to the present. The Courtauld has a teaching staff of about 30, including six conservation teachers, covering a broad spectrum of the history of art and architecture. While they have a wide range of approaches to the study of the history of art, all share a commitment to the close examination of individual works. The teaching of the BA programme also helps students to engage with broader issues of theory and methodology. All students are allocated a Personal Tutor to assist them throughout the degree, and who usually provides the first point of contact for academic and personal issues. Students also have access to an Academic Support Tutor who can help with time management, research skills, reading techniques and other study skills. Further help with essay writing is provided by two Royal Literary Fund Fellows. The Fellows are published authors who offer students help with all aspects of writing, and do so in a friendly and confidential fashion.


History of Art Department

Professor Jo Applin

Professor in the History of Art

Rebecca Arnold

Senior Lecturer in History of Dress & Textiles

Professor Sussan Babaie

Professor in the Arts of Iran and Islam; Graduate Diploma Programme Coordinator

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Dr Jessica Barker

Senior Lecturer in Medieval Art History

Professor Alixe Bovey, FSA FRHistS

Dean and Deputy Director

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Dr Lucy Bradnock

Reader in Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice-Dean for Research

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Professor Martin Caiger-Smith

Head of MA Curating the Art Museum

Dr Esther Chadwick

Lecturer in Art History

Esther Chadwick

Indie A. Choudhury


Professor David Peters Corbett

Professor of American Art and Director of the Centre for American Art

Professor Antony Eastmond

AG Leventis Professor of Byzantine Art

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Dr Catherine Grant

Reader and Vice-Dean for Education

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Dr Klara Kemp-Welch

Reader in 20th Century Modernism

Dr Caroline Levitt

Senior Lecturer; Head of History of Art Department

Sujatha Meegama

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Art History

Professor Susie Nash

Deborah Loeb Brice Professor of Renaissance Art

Dr Scott Nethersole

Reader in Italian Renaissance Art, 1400-1500

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Dr Tom Nickson

Reader in Medieval Art & Architecture

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Professor Gavin Parkinson

Professor in Modern Art

Professor Dorothy Price

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Critical Race Art History

Dr Guido Rebecchini

Associate Dean for Students (2019-2021) and Reader in Sixteenth-Century Southern European Art

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Dr Robin Schuldenfrei

Tangen Reader in 20th-century Modernism

Professor Katie Scott

Professor in the History of Art

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Dr Devika Singh

Senior Lecturer in Curating

Christine Stevenson

Professor of Early Modern Art and Architecture

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Dr Wenny Teo

Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art

Dr Stephen Whiteman

Reader in the Art and Architecture of China

Professor Sarah Wilson

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Dr Feixuan Xu

Asymmetry Postdoctoral Fellow

Conservation Department

Research Fellows

Associate Lecturers