In partnership with the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art London, Dr. Jonathan Black researched and curated War in the Sunshine: The British in Italy 1917–1918. Widely reviewed, the 2017 exhibition and accompanying catalogue casts new light on the British forces' contribution to the Allied victory with a series of 75 artworks by wartime painter, Sydney Carline (1888–1929), and two war photographers, Ernest Brooks (1878–-1941) and William Joseph Brunell (b. 1878).
In partnership with Kingston Museum & Archives, centre projects include the AHRC-funded Eadweard Muybridge: Defining Modernities database led by Professor Fran Lloyd with Dr Alexandra Reynolds (2009); Performance Projections: Film and the Body in Action (Reaktion Books, 2014) and Muybridge: The Eye in Motion (Chicago University Press, 2012) by Professor Stephen Barber and Muy Blog: Eadweard Muybridge Selection 2009-2012, (Creative Space, 2014) by Stephen Herbert.
This ongoing research project focuses on the articulation of shifting national and transnational identities through the study of contemporary performative art practices in Japan. A collaboration with Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto and Keio University in Tokyo, exhibitions and events have been funded by the British Council, The Japan Foundation, the POLA Foundation and The Saisson Foundation.