Established in 2003 with the aid of a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Research Forum is located at the heart of the Courtauld. The Research Forum offers an extensive programme of lectures, conferences, workshops and seminars supporting advanced inquiry in the history of art, conservation and museum studies. Committed to inspiring dialogue and collaboration between sections of the Institute, the Research Forum has also created links with a wide range of national and international partners through jointly organised events and through its invitations to visiting professors, curators and conservators. Building contacts among researchers of all generations, the Forum seeks to enrich their experience of art history by facilitating debate and discussion. The Research Forum offers an extensive programme of lectures, conferences, workshops and seminars supporting advanced inquiry in the history of art, conservation and museum studies.
In the autumn of 2012 the Research Forum will launch its new theme, ‘The Quick and the Dead’. From 2009 the Research Forum theme has been 'Change/Exchange'. The new theme's provocative and suggestive wording has the potential to stimulate new research and invigorate current art historical projects. The themes are designed as a flexible yet directional springboard for new thinking. Numerous Research Forum events taking place between October 2012 and July 2014 will explore the theme's connotations and associative possibilities.
Details of the Research Forum’s activities, projects, publications, fellowships and grants can be found on the Forum's webpages. If you would like more information about our programmes and opportunities, subscribe to the Research Forum’s email list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.