About

Matthew Harle is a writer and curator from London. He documents cultural histories and everyday life in books, exhibitions and live events. 

He has written and edited books on the archives of writers and artists, mythic television plays, cultural heritage, lost address books and football.

He is Curator of Public Programme at the Barbican, where he oversees the Centre’s cross-arts programme of talks, performances, exhibitions and screenings across the Centre’s venues and public spaces. Previously, he was part of the team assembling the Barbican archive and before that, the BFI’s archive programming unit. 

Matthew completed his PhD at Birkbeck, where he taught in their English department before visiting lectureships at King’s College and Yale, leading courses on postwar British culture and cities. He has also taught extensively in museums, galleries and adult education.