British Art Studies provides an innovative space for new peer-reviewed scholarship on all aspects of British art, architecture, and visual culture in their most diverse and international contexts. It is co-published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, and reflects their dynamic research cultures. One of the few completely open access journals in the field of art history, British Art Studies is also a forum for the growing debates about digital humanities, publication, and copyright.


The journal’s innovative approach to art history publishing online has been recognised by the following awards:

Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Innovation (GLAMi) People’s Choice Award, given at the 20th annual Museums and the Web conference, Los Angeles, 2016

Gold MUSE Award for Open Culture, awarded by the American Alliance of Museums at their annual gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, 2017

DOAJ Seal, awarded to British Art Studies in 2017 by the Directory of Open Access Journals, for adhering to the highest possible standards of management in scholarly open access publishing

Selected to present at The Best in Heritage 2017, an annual conference held in Dubrovnik, which celebrates award-winning projects from the cultural heritage sector

Editorial Team

Sarah Victoria Turner, Paul Mellon Centre

Martina Droth, Yale Center for British Art

Baillie Card, Paul Mellon Centre

Digital Editor
Tom Scutt, Paul Mellon Centre

Editorial Assistant
Tom Powell, Paul Mellon Centre

Picture Researcher
Maisoon Rehani, Paul Mellon Centre

Editorial Advisors
Mark Hallett, Paul Mellon Centre

Amy Meyers, Yale Center for British Art