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Whitworth Studies

Are you interested in fresh thinking about the visual arts? The Whitworth Studies offers a programme of talks, events and performances for a broad public audience. The Whitworth is working with Art History and Cultural Practices (AHCP) in The University of Manchester to coordinate the Whitworth Studies programme.

All events take place at the Whitworth
Events are FREE and open to everyone

Display It Like You Stole It
Thursday 5 December 2019
5pm, free, no need to book

Location: The Whitworth, Study Centre
A Whitworth Studies Event
Alice Procter, independent tour guide for ‘The Uncomfortable Art’ Tours and historian of material culture at UCL

The Modernity of Chinese Art
Thursday 12 March 2020
5pm, free, no need to book

Location: The Whitworth, Grand Hall
A Whitworth Studies Event
Professor Craig Clunas, University of Oxford, Art History and Cultural Practices Pilkington Visiting Professor

Professor Sussan Babaie
Thursday 30 April 2020
5pm, free, no need to book

Location: The Whitworth, Study Centre
A Whitworth Studies Event
Professor Sussan Babaie, Reader in the Arts of Iran and Islam, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Further subject details to be confirmed.

More about the Whitworth Studies programme

Whitworth Studies aims to encourage and support a wide range of research projects between the Whitworth and Art History and Cultural Practices (AHCP), artists, other parts of the University of Manchester, and visiting researchers from other universities. This research activity will result in exhibitions, conferences, lecture series, events, performances, and research on the Whitworth’s collections.   

Internationally recognised researchers, from the University of Manchester and beyond, will give public lectures and presentations of many kinds, as well as artists talking about their work.  
Whitworth Studies will also encourage experimental encounters with research and experimental forms of presenting research as a signature aspect of its public programme.

The Whitworth Studies programme is designed to appeal to the highly engaged Whitworth public; students with interests in visual culture; researchers at all levels who want to stage or present research on visual culture; and the wider art community of Manchester and the North West.

The Whitworth is working with Art History and Cultural Practices (AHCP) in the University of Manchester to coordinate the Whitworth Studies programme.