Mrs Charlotte Bonham-Carter

Associate Professor of Visual Arts Management and Curating

Ms Charlotte Bonham-Carter

Mrs Charlotte Bonham-Carter

Charlotte’s professional background is in curating contemporary art. She has held curatorial positions in a number of visual arts organistions including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Barbican Art Gallery and the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA). Most recently, she was Curator of Art on the Underground, the contemporary art programme of the tube. She is the author of ‘The Contemporary Art Book’ (Goodman 2009 and 2011) and ‘Contemporary Art: The Essential Guide to 200 Groundbreaking Artists’ (Goodman, 2013).

Faculty Research


  • Bonham-Carter, C. and D. Hodge. Contemporary Art: The Essential Guide to 200 Groundbreaking Artists. London: Goodman, 2013
  • Bonham-Carter, C. and D. Hodge. The Contemporary Art Book. London: Goodman, 2009, 2011.
  • Roland, ed., issues I-IV (London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2009-2011)
  • Exquisite Corpse, ed., (Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2008).


  • June 2013 – ‘Social Inclusion and Cultural Policy in Relation to Museums and Galleries’ at Culture and Power, King’s College London
  • June 2013 – ‘Contemporary Visual Arts Galleries and Participation, Access and Social Inclusion from 1997-2010’ at Arts and Society, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • March 2013 – ‘Instrumental Cultural Policy and the Governance of Contemporary Visual Arts Organisations in London’ at Research at Richmond University, London.

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I teach on:
MA Art History and Visual Culture
MA Visual Arts Management and Curating

Some of the courses I teach:
VAM 7102 – Arts Policy
AVC 7106 – Professional Practices in Visual Arts
AVC 7902 – Grad Internship Art History Visual Cult

Research Clusters:
International Visual Arts Cultures

Research Interest & Expertise:
Charlotte’s current research is focused on cultural policy and the implications of this on the governance of contemporary visual arts organisations, curating and artistic practice. Her interests include arts funding, instrumental cultural policy, the cultural sector in the New Public Management and cultural value, particularly with regards to participation and social inclusion.