Mr Barry Phipps

Subject History of Art
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2008


Barry Phipps is a Fellow, Undergraduate Tutor, and Curator of Works of Art at Churchill College. He is Director of Visual Art at the Møller Centre, Cambridge. He specialises in Modern and contemporary British art, as well as having an interest in contemporary art across the Nordic regions.

Barry has an academic background rooted in Fine Art, as both an undergraduate and lecturer, as well as research degrees in Continental Philosophy (Warwick), History of Art (Oxford) and the History and Philosophy of Architecture (Cambridge). He was Interdisciplinary Fellow at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, where he conceived and organised a number of inter-disciplinary exhibitions. More recently, he has curated exhibitions at a range of leading galleries, museums and science institutes. In addition, he has devised and developed international artist associate programmes.

He is currently working on a major architectural project with Assemble, who received the Turner Prize in 2016. As well as publishing a book exploring the relationship between Winston Churchill and Modern Artists (forthcoming 2019).

College positions


Undergraduate Student Tutor


Curator of Works of Art

The Curator of Works of Art at Churchill cares for and promotes engagement with the works in the College's art collection as well as organising temporary exhibitions, lectures and tours and administering new acquisitions and loans.