Art History Festival 2021

In September 2021 we held our first annual Art History Festival – a celebration of the diverse narratives that enrich our enjoyment of art, visual culture and the world around us.

The week-long festival kicked off online with a series of engaging, interactive and free digital events, followed by an in-person programme at our partner venue the National Gallery. Both our digital and gallery events included lively presentations and conversations exploring a wide range of subjects, perspectives, historical periods and geographies, which we are delighted to have captured in this series of insightful videos.

Felt Events: In Conversation with Ilana Halperin + Art History Festival Welcome

Event Overview

Whose Histories? Art in the Historic House

Event Overview

The Medieval World with the Women Written Back in with Janina Ramirez

Event Overview

Art and Anatomy: An Audience with Dr William Hunter

Event Overview

Art and Medicine in Conversation: Eleanor Crook at the Science Museum

Event Overview

The Island of Last Hope: Refugee Architects on the Brink of the Second World War

Event Overview

Self Portraiture and the Family Archive

Event Overview

The British Museum as a Resource for Art History

Event Overview

Remembering Things

Event Overview

Worlds of Art: Artists, Buyers and Markets

Event Overview

Rarely Seen Black South African Modernists: Has Art History Afforded Them Adequate Recognition?

Event Overview

Artist as Activists: From the Quiet to the Outspoken

Event Overview

How Architect Louis Kahn Enshrined Democracy in Concrete

Event Overview

Art History Festival Launch

Event Overview

Who Will Hear My Story?

Event Overview

In Conversation with Christine Checinska: Design History and African Diasporas

Event Overview

Art and the Religious Imagination: A Conversation with Rowan Williams

Event Overview