The Department’s teaching and research are both enhanced by a number of active collaborative partnerships, both within the university and with outside institutions from home and abroad.
Current collaborations include:
- The Cambridge-Columbia exchange programme allows staff and graduate students from two of the leading History of Art Departments to discuss research and ideas, primarily through an annual transatlantic symposium
- The Cambridge-Courtauld Russian Art Centre in a joint initiative between the Department and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London to provide a forum for the investigation of Russian and Soviet art.
- The Cambridge-California Programme in Early Modern Visual and Material Culture organises colloquia and provides for visiting fellowships between Cambridge, the University of Southern California and the Huntingdon Library’s Early Modern Studies Institute.
- The Cambridge-Boughton House Partnership is an active collaboration in both teaching and research between the Department and Boughton House, one of England’s foremost stately homes and private art collections.
Within Cambridge itself, the Department works closely with the Fitzwilliam Museum and with Kettle’s Yard, as well as with CRASSH (the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) on a variety of innovative programmes and projects. The department is also a key participant in a groundbreaking interdisciplinary project, , co-directed by Professor Deborah Howard, ‘Domestic Devotions: the Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home’, one of only two projects across Europe in the Humanities and Social Sciences to receive a major ERC ‘Synergy’ funding grant in 2013.