Professor Malcolm Quinn

Malcolm Quinn, Professor of Political and Cultural History, Associate Dean of Research and Director of Graduate School, Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts.

Quinn's current research engages with ideas that were foundational for state funded art education in England – utility, taste, wellbeing, cultural prejudice and social equity. The identification of this set of foundational concepts has developed from his historical work on how the state funded art school emerged from a utilitarian critique of the institutions of art and culture in Britain the 1830s, as set out in his book 'Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain' (2012).