Joseph Jones

Programme Leader - Diploma in Art and Contemporary Craft
Contextual Studies Co-ordinator

Joseph Jones is an art historian based in Sussex. His research focuses on 20th and 21st century visual art, with a particular focus on modernism, exhibitions and cultural infrastructures. Before joining West Dean, he was Programme Leader in Contemporary Fine Art at the University of Brighton in Hastings. Previously, he was Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London from 2012–15. He received his MA from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and his PGCHE from the University of the Arts London in 2013. He is currently completing an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Brighton within the Centre for Design History.

Memberships; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Association of Art Historians

Research interests

  • Art History
  • Art Theory
  • Museum and Gallery Studies
  • Collections and Archives

His research often involves collaboration with museums, galleries and archives. He has recently contributed to lecture programmes, commissions and exhibitions at White Cube (London), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), CalArts (California), Frieze Foundation (London), Supplement Gallery (London), Cite Des Artes (Paris), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), Brighton Museum (Brighton), Towner Museum (Eastbourne). He is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2018), European Cultural Foundation (2014), Erasmus Mundus (2008), Fulbright Commission (2006).

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