About Us

ARTES is a Registered Charity (no. 1112883) dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Iberian and Latin American Visual Culture. It aims to bring together those with a special interest in the arts of Spain, Portugal and Latin America to:

  • Promote study and discussion
  • Organise regular meetings and visits
  • Provide news and information
  • Encourage collaboration across all fields and disciplines of Iberian and Latin American visual culture

Architecture… ceramics… drawings… film… metalwork… paintings… photography … prints… sculpture… textiles…

Members receive invitations to lectures, exclusive visits and private tours of exhibitions and collections of Iberian and Latin American art in the UK and Europe with leading experts. Organised by ARTES, these members-only events are advertised on our blog. Please click here to follow the blog. By signing up, you will receive these postings directly in your mailbox, rather than having to consult the website each time. The ARTES blog also advertises events in the field worldwide. Unless noted, these events are not organised by ARTES.

Every autumn members receive InformARTES, our newsletter containing articles, reviews and information on publications, exhibitions and events.

Included in the membership fee is the annual visual arts issue of The Hispanic Research Journal, which is published in October and which contains articles and reviews of fine and decorative arts, design and photography in Iberia and Latin America.

To join ARTES, go to the Join Us tab, or contact artesiberia@gmail.com

We do our best not to breach copyright and to support institutions by promoting their events. But if you wish to query the reproduction of any images on this website please contact us at artesiberia@gmail.com and we will try to respond as quickly as possible.

ARTES Committee

Holly Trusted, 
Senior Research Fellow, Durham University, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Victoria & Albert Museum and University of Glasgow

Hilary Macartney, 
Honorary Research Fellow & Lecturer in History of Art, University of Glasgow

José Luis Colomer, Director of the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) & the Center for Spain in America (CSA)

Xanthe Brooke,
Curator emerita of Continental European Art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Tom Nickson, 
Senior Lecturer in Medieval Art, The Courtauld Institute

Richard Jacques
, PhD candidate, Durham University

Daniel Ralston
, CEEH Curatorial Fellow, the National Gallery

Piers Baker-Bates, 
Visiting Research Associate in Art History, The Open University

Gail Turner Mooney, 
Independent art historian


Susan Wilson, Artist & teacher, Royal Drawing School

Claudia Hopkins, Director of the Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art

Laura Fernández-González, Senior Lecturer, School of History and Heritage, University of Lincoln

Emily Floyd, Lecturer in Visual Culture and Art before 1700, University College London

EDITOR, VISUAL ARTS EDITION, The Hispanic Research Journal
Sarah Symmons
, Visiting Fellow, University of Essex

David Cambronero Sánchez, 
PhD student, Yale University: david.cambronerosanchez@yale.edu

Our publications

Notices for inclusion in our annual newsletter InformARTES should be sent to Editor, Daniel Ralston: daniel.ralston@columbia.edu

Copy deadline is 30 June. Previous issues can be found here

Hispanic Research Journal (annual visual arts edition)
All enquiries should be sent to Editor Sarah Symmons: drsarah.symmons@gmail.com
There is a rolling deadline for submissions, and prospective authors are advised to contact the editors as early as possible

The History of ARTES

ARTES was founded in 2000 by Dr Hilary Macartney (University of Glasgow) and Dr Holly Trusted (Victoria & Albert Museum), with the support of founding Honorary Presidents Professor Nigel Glendinning (1927-2013) and Enriqueta Harris Frankfort (1919-2006). Based in the UK and Ireland, ARTES has extensive links to major art institutions throughout the world thanks to its founding members and longtime supporters: Dr Zahira Véliz Bomford (Houston Museum of Arts), Dr Gabriele Finaldi (National Gallery London), Dr Mark McDonald (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Dr Peter Cherry (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Xavier Bray (Wallace Collection), Dr Catherine Whistler (Ashmolean Museum Oxford), Dr Geoff West (British Library), Dr Véronique Gerard Powell (University of Paris-Sorbonne) and Professor Jesusa Vega (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

One thought on “About Us

  1. Dear colleagues,
    My name is Olga Yudina. I’m a Phd student, Russian Academy of Fines Arts, Fulbright fellow, working currently at the Hermitage Museum. I study Mexican muralism and will highly appreciate any help on where I can see the original paintings of Mexican muralists in the British collections. I will be in London till 1 May.
    Thank you in advance!
    Olga Yudina

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