Visit our BURU Research Unithere
Its aim is to centralise research on and record the Jewish, refugee and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900, principally via our digital resource known as BURU online. This is a long-term project, and examples of those currently under research are available to review through the links provided.
Further outcomes of Ben Uri Research Unit include our programme of exhibitions, related events and publications, audio recordings (including oral histories, curatorial and guest talks), film, and links to external resources.
WHO IS BEN URI RESEARCH UNIT?
Sarah MacDougall, MA — Director; Head of Research and Collections
Rachel Dickson, MA — Senior Consultant Editor
Irene Iacono, MA — Research Officer
Dr Jon King — Research Officer
Dr Clare Matthews — Research and Collections Officer
Support for the project is underlined by relevant academics and experts in the field including members of the
Academic Steering Committee
Professor Burcu Dogramaci, Munich University
Professor Dorothy Price, Courtauld Institute of Art
Dr Tom Stammers, Durham University
Ariela Braunschweig, MA, Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation
Professor Fran Lloyd, Kingston University
Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, The National Gallery, London
Professor Elizabeth Otto, Getty Scholar - Professor of Modern Art and Director of Graduate Studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
SEARCH THE DATABASE
This database is the principal outcome of our ongoing research and is an extension of previous research carried out by our Collections and Curatorial team for our related site exploring the Ben Uri Collection. The information is searchable in a number of ways.
VIEW AND SEARCH THE RESEARCH UNIT ON buru.org.uk
WHAT IS BURU ONLINE?
BURU online is the first comprehensive online resource recording the lives and careers of major Jewish, refugee and immigrant contributors to British visual culture since 1900. It includes immigrant artists (and those born to immigrant parents within ten years of their arrival) and related professionals (e.g., curators, gallerists, dealers, patrons, publishers, critics, teachers and art suppliers), as well as their professional affiliations and networks.
This database is the principal outcome of our ongoing research and is an extension of previous research carried out by our Collections and Curatorial team for our related site exploring the Ben Uri Collection. The information is searchable in a number of ways, which are all detailed in the Collection menu.
WHO IS BURU ONLINE FOR?
BURU online is aimed at researchers, academics, students, provenance researchers, those interested in exile and migration studies, and interested members of the public, including family members and estates, auction houses, art dealers, journalists, politicians and the publishing industry.
Our database includes the following people
Immigrant artists to Britain since 1900
Artists born to immigrant parents within 10 years of the former's arrival
Artists adversely affected by the period of National Socialism c.1933-1945
2. OTHER PEOPLE OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Immigrant scholars, curators, critics, teachers, art suppliers, gallerists, dealers and patrons