Research Centres

Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture

University of Westminster, UK

The Institute brings together creative, critical, and committed researchers and postgraduate students from around the world, and functions as a community for its students and staff, as well as a hub for both cross-School collaboration and external partnerships at Westminster.

The Institute draws on staff – academics, artists, curators, architects, authors, cultural consultants, and museum professionals – from across the University, who possess research expertise in a range of different transdisciplinary fields. We work with a number of international visiting research fellows, among them curators at major galleries in North America and Europe, as well as world-leading writers and artists, and further coordinate a series of collaborative projects with cultural institutions such as the Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC.

The Institute also coordinates a number of MA programmes at Westminster, offers expert PhD supervision, publishes work at the highest level, in books with major scholarly publishers and in internationally recognised journals, and runs a yearly programme of conferences and public events. Please peruse this website for further details of our activities, as well as downloading a selection of research papers and online artworks by Institute staff.

Director: Dr Marquard Smith
Deputy Director: Dr David Cunningham




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