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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Morton, M. , Maynes, E. , McCloskey, B. , Hartzell, F. , Smith, C. , Lübbren, N. , Zervigón, A. M., Magilow, D. H., Weikop, C. and Barnstone, D. A. (2019), Forum: Visual Studies—The Art Historians’ View. The German Quarterly, 92: 246-282. doi:10.1111/gequ.12105, which has been published in final form at: https://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12105. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.