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Ms Mary Costello

Peninsula Arts Exhibition Co-ordinator

The Arts Institute (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)


Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Peninsula Arts

Associate Lecturer, Art History


BA (Hons) Art History, University of Plymouth
MRes Art History (Distinction), University of Plymouth

Professional membership

Association of Art Historians

Teaching interests

ARHI 113/125: Introduction to Art History

ARHI 114: Continuity and Change

ARHI 123: Museum Fieldwork (I)

ARHI 126/407: Late 19th-Century French Art

ARHI 217/512/617: Art and Gender

ARHI 230/330: European Art 1750-1800

ARHI 232/335/504/611: The Interdisciplinary City

ARHI 237/341: Collecting and Exhibiting Cultures in the 19th and 20th Centuries

ARHI 306: Dissertation 2

ARHI 315: Theories and Methods

ARHI 510/612: Art After 1950

Research interests

Viennese Modernism, the reception of non-Western culture in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Museums and Ethnography, Curating.

Grants & contracts

AHRC funding for MRes: 2008-2009

AHRC funding for PhD: 2009-2011

'Artist Biographies' in Blackshaw, G (ed.), Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900, London: National Gallery Company in association with Yale University Press, 2013

'Adolf Loos’s Kärntner Bar: Reception, Reinvention, Reproduction', in Ashby, C., T. Gronberg and S. Shaw-Miller (eds), The Viennese Café and Fin-de-siècle Culture, London: Berghahn Books, 2013, pp.138-157

Reports & invited lectures

Conference Paper: 'An alternative to the café: the Loos Bar (1908) and its reproduction in Trinity College, Dublin (1986)', at The Viennese Café as an Urban Site of Cultural Exchange, V&A and RCA, 17-18 October 2008

Lecture: 'Re-imagining the American Bar', RIBA, 29 March 2011

Other academic activities

Exhibitions Co-ordinator, The Levinsky Gallery (full time) and Associate Lecturer (Art History) part time