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.

Our most recent Editorial (Issue 16, June 2020) describes how we are changing our practices of commissioning and editing to help dismantle the racism present in British art history and its institutions.


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

Editors in Chief
Martina Droth, Yale Center for British Art

Sarah Victoria Turner, Paul Mellon Centre

Managing Editor
Baillie Card, Paul Mellon Centre

Contributing Editors
Sria Chatterjee, Max-Planck Kunsthistorisches Institut

Jemma Field, Yale Center for British Art

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

Courtney J. Martin, Yale Center for British Art

Advisory Board

British Art Studies is shaped by the guidance of an international board of advisors.

Current members are:

Greg Albers, J. Paul Getty Trust

James Baker, University of Sussex

Timothy Barringer, Yale University

Mark Cheetham, University of Toronto

Georgina Cole, The National Art School, Sydney

Edward Cooke, Yale University

Elena Crippa, Tate

Pamela Fletcher, Bowdoin College

Catherine Grant, Birkbeck, University of London

Jack Hartnell, University of East Anglia

Anna Arabindan Kesson, Princeton University

Kobena Mercer, Yale University

Bill Sherman, The Warburg Institute

John Tagg, Binghamton University, State University of New York

Scott Wilcox, Yale Center for British Art

Hannah Williams, Queen Mary, University of London

Previous members are:

Alixe Bovey, Courtauld Institute of Art (2015–2018)

Iwona Blazwick, Whitechapel Gallery (2015–2018)

Anthony Geraghty, University of York (2015–2018)

Michael Hatt, University of Warwick (2015–2018)

Parul Dave Mukerji, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2015–2018)

Mary Roberts, University of Sydney (2015–2018)