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Prof David Lomas - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Art History

Location: Mansfield Cooper Building-3.14
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




David Lomas was born and brought up in Australia where he did his first degree leading to a qualification as a medical doctor. He moved into art history with a Master's degree, and subsequently a PhD, at the Courtauld Institute.

Lomas was Associate Director of the AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies until 2007. He co-edits the Centre's online journal, Papers of Surrealism, and has organised a number of conferences and other events under the auspices of the Centre, including a conference on the theme of experimentalism in science and avant-garde culture. He is co-curating a forthcoming major loan exhibition, Subversive Spaces, at the Whitworth Art Gallery, opening in February 2009, that will explore legacies of surrealism within contemporary art.

In 2008, Lomas was awarded AHRC funding for a three year project on surrealism and sexuality.