Scholarship at Ben Uri

Ben Uri has, at its core, a commitment to accessible scholarship across various levels of academia. We support our senior curators in their research, particularly focusing on refugee and immigrant artists (either first or second generation), thus furthering their international reputations and enabling them to continue to develop their areas of expertise. 

 


 

Ben uri curators

Our research interests reflect Ben Uri/BURU's  focus on Jewish and immigrant artists and designers in Britain since 1900, with a particular emphasis on those who arrived here during the two main waves of Jewish migration (end 19th/early 20th century from the Russian Pale of Settlement - particularly the so-called Whitechapel Boys - Anglo-Jewish modernists associated with London's East End ghetto; and the so-called Hitler emigres who arrived 1933-45). Within these two cohorts, we have each developed research interests across a number of national groups in exile (eg German, Austrian, Polish, Czech) and in a number of individual artists/designers/art historians, some directly connected with Ben Uri.

 

 

SARAH MACDOUGALL

 

RACHEL DICKSON

 

NICOLA BAIRD 

 
 

Head of BURU and Ben Uri Collections

 

 

 Head of Curatorial Services and Senior Researcher at BURU   Research Officer at BURU  
 

Click here to to find a comprehensive list of Sarah MacDougall's publications.

 

 

Click here to to find a comprehensive list of Rachel Dickson's publications.   Click here to to find a comprehensive list of Nicola Baird's publications.  
 

Example available to download in PDF by kind permission of the authors:

  Example available to download in PDF by kind permission of the author:   Example available to download in PDF by kind permission of the author:  
       

 


 

Books Available  to download

 

  • Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies in the 20th Century. By kind permission of the authors. Including a chapter 'Mapping Finchleystrasse, Mitteleuropa in North West London', contributed by Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall. Open access book information here. Download PDF here.
    • eds., Burcu Dogramaci, Mareike Hetschold, Laura Karp Lugo, Rachel Lee, Helene Roth, 'Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies in the 20th Century' (Leuven, 2020)

 


 

Related articles 

 

  • An excerpt from Leo Koenig’s Yiddish little magazine Renesans (1920). By kind permission of author.  Download in PDF here
    • Stephen Winsten, (1920), Renesans, Translated by William Pimlott.
  • Genre and Nationalism: Boris Schatz and his school by Ira Rezak, MD. By kind permission of author. Download in PDF here
    • Ira Rezak, (2005), Médailles

 

 


 

 

Lectures

‘Insiders/Outsiders’: The Ben Uri Art Society and Emigré Artists, 1933-1945. Speaker: Rachel Dickson for the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the The 'Insiders/Outsiders' Festival 2019. By kind permission of IMLR. Watch here.

 

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