Professor Lisa Tickner FBA

History of British art in the late 19th and 20th centuries, including the imagery of the suffrage campaign, early 20th-century British modernism, art education, and the London art world in the 1960s.

Elected 2008

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Lisa Tickner is Honorary Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she was Visiting Professor from 2007-2014, and Emeritus Professor of Art History at Middlesex University. She is a Trustee of the Art Fund (2010-) and a member of the publications committee of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (2004-10, 2012-). She has served on the Blue Plaques Panel of English Heritage (2007-15), on the Steering Committee for Tate's Leverhulme-funded research project, Art School Educated: Curriculum Change in UK Art Schools 1960-2010 (2008-14), on the Humanities Research Board (now the AHRC, 1994-97), on the British National Committee of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (1993-2001), and on the Paul Mellon Advisory Council (1993-8). She gave the Paul Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery in London and at the Yale Center for British Art in 1996. Lisa Tickner has been a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for British Art (1990), Kreeger-Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University (1991), Visiting Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute (2007), and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow 2016-2018.

Current post

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London Honorary Professor

Middlesex University Professor Emerita of Art History

Past appointments

Courtauld Institute of Art University of London Visiting Professor

2007 - 2014

Middlesex University Professor of Art History

1992 - 2007

Middlesex University Reader in Art History

1988 - 1992

Hornsey College of Art (absorbed into Middlesex Polytechnic 1973, which became Middlesex University 1992) Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer

1968 - 1988

What is art history?

18 Nov 2019 Professor Lisa Tickner FBA

Professor Lisa Tickner FBA explains the development of art history as an academic discipline and the questions it asks of the world around us.

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