School staff and students participate in University-wide research centres such as the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the Scottish Studies Network. Our principal strengths lie in the areas of medieval and Renaissance art, in European and American modernism, the history of photography, the decorative arts in Britain and Museum and Gallery Studies.

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  • Stillness and temporality in the poetry of Louis MacNeice 

    Brown, Karen Elizabeth (2017) - Journal article
    This essay brings into focus letters and poems by Louis MacNeice (1907-63) that engage with the museum as a place of silence, stillness, and refuge. From memories of the British Museum formed in his youth to encounters ...
  • The medieval art and architecture of Scottish collegiate churches 

    Swarbrick, Elizabeth Joy (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    Collegiate churches were founded for two essential aims: the augmentation of divine worship, and the salvation of souls. This thesis brings to light just how important material and aesthetic enrichments were in regards to ...
  • Spot-on or not? : an analysis of Seurat's colour theory 

    Marks-Donaldson, Roberta Lynne (University of St Andrews, 1997) - Thesis
    An analysis of mid- to late-nineteenth century scientific colour theories sets the stage for the introduction of the artistic style of French painter Georges Seurat. His traditional beaux-arts training, extraordinary skills ...
  • Into the past : nationalism and heritage in the neoliberal age 

    Gledhill, James (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the ideological nexus of nationalism and heritage under the social conditions of neoliberalism. The investigation aims to demonstrate how neoliberal economics stimulate the irrationalism manifest in ...
  • Hew Lorimer : a special kind of artist 

    Fenton, Beverley Anne (University of St Andrews, 1995) - Thesis
    This thesis seeks firstly to provide an overview of the life and work of the Scottish sculptor and craftsman, Hew Lorimer, and secondly to discuss some issues concerning contemporary craft, and the significance this has ...

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