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

He has written and edited books on writers and artists, mythic television plays, cultural heritage, lost address books, and football. His curating presents archives and collections of everyday life in galleries, cinemas and public spaces.

He is Curator of Public Programme at the Barbican, looking after the Centre’s cross-arts programme of talks, exhibitions and screenings across the Barbican’s venues and public spaces. Previously, he was part of the team assembling the Barbican archive and an archive programmer at the BFI. 

Matthew has a PhD from Birkbeck, where he taught in their English department before visiting lectureships at King’s College and Yale, teaching courses on postwar British culture and cities. He has also taught extensively in museums, adult education and is a trustee of the Rita Keegan Archive & Studio

His work is represented by Luke Ingram at the Wylie Agency.