Computer Arts – establishing techno-culture collections

Birkbeck has a longstanding research specialism in computer art and computer applications in art history, established by Prof Will Vaughan in the 1980s, and based in the Vasari Research Centre which plays an increasingly pivotal international role in integrating digital research and maintaining and digitizing important analogue material in the computer arts.

Since 2002, initially under the leadership of Dr Charlie Gere and more recently led by Dr Nick Lambert, the research centre has played a pivotal role in establishing two new digital art collections in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum. See more here.