The VMC Research Group at Northumbria provides a dynamic hub for researchers and students engaged with the historical and theoretical analysis of art, culture, design, museums and architecture. The group acts as a forum to bring together researchers across the university and offers an annual programme of events relating to current issues in visual and material culture research
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Victoria Horne


Victoria Horne is an art historian specialising in the cultural and intellectual history of Anglo-American feminism. She studied at the universities of Manchester and Edinburgh, and joined Northumbria’s visual and material culture group in 2016.  

Victoria’s research engages with the intellectual traditions and social practices of the art-historical discipline, and pays particular attention to how institutions organise and express ideas about art. She has published articles about the photography collective the Hackney Flashers, the historiographic turn in contemporary women’s art, and feminist-influenced scholarship within the Association of Art Historians. In 2017 she co-edited with Lara Perry the book, Feminism and Art History Now. She regularly writes book and exhibition reviews. Victoria’s research has received funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Association for Art History.  

Victoria is currently working on a project about the relationship of late twentieth-century periodical culture to the emergence of feminist-inflected perspectives on art, history and aesthetics. In 2019 she edited a special issue of Women: A Cultural Review on this theme entitled, ‘Danger! Women Reading: Feminist Encounters with Art, History and Theory’ (vol. 30 no.3, Oct 2019). This collection included her article on FAN: Feminist Arts News and women’s extra-institutional study groups. The project has been awarded a Paul Mellon Mid-Career Fellowship to support an extended period of research in 2020-21.
At Northumbria, Victoria teaches historical and critical studies to Graphic Design, Fine Art and Film students, as well as convening masters-level modules and supervising doctoral students. Since 2017 she has co-ordinated the Visual and Material Culture Group’s research seminars.  
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