Research Unit

The Inside Story. Art, Interior Design & Architecture 1750-1950

19 April 2019 → Ongoing
Group leader
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Architectural design not elsewhere classified
    • Interior design
The Inside Story. Art, Interior Design and Architecture 1750-1950 (THIS) is a UGent/VUB alliance research group. The group investigates the role and place of art within the context of interior design and architecture between ca. 1750 and 1950, and on the history of interiors and decorative arts. Geographically, the focus is on Belgium, albeit in an international context. The research starts from the art object and its place within architecture and historic interiors. Major topics are: (1) fine arts for, in and depicting interiors and architecture, (2) decorative arts and design, and (3) historic interiors.