Visual Culture Research Centre
Research Centre Leader: Professor Jim Aulich
The centre is concerned with the pursuit of knowledge and understanding in visual culture. It carries out research into the practices, theories, histories, exhibition, curatorship, archives and reception of art, architecture, film, advertising, photography, publishing, graphics, media, design, visual archaeology and cultural policy. It supports and encourages collaborative activity, especially with museums and art galleries.
The centre aims to examine the role of visual culture in the present and to recognise the significance of visual media embedded in contemporary and historical institutions and discourses. It explores visual culture at its margins and at disciplinary intersections. Methodological approaches integrate empirical study with theoretical perspectives in fields as diverse as race and ethnicity, political ideology, transnationalism, postcolonialism, memory, place, identity, gender, museology and curatorship.
The centre supports the cataloguing, databasing and interpretation of archives as research resources for the art and design community. It supports and encourages joint activities with other centres, research institutes, universities, museums, galleries and institutions at home and abroad.
The centre is aligned to the MIRIAD strategic theme: Visual Cultures: Margins and Intersections.
- Eduardo Paolozzi Re-readings
18 February 2011