Piano Nobile has been acknowledged for path-breaking research in British Art Studies, the online journal of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. An article about Mark Gertler's early techniques described how the project began when Piano Nobile director Matthew Travers requested an x-ray of The Pond, Garsington (1916).
The article has been authored by Professor Aviva Burnstock, Courtauld Institute of Art, and Sarah MacDougall, Head of Collections at the Ben Uri Gallery & Museum. Their researches spread to other work by Gertler and ultimately culminated in a BP Spotlight Display at Tate Britain in 2018.
In 2012, Piano Nobile held Mark Gertler: Works 1912-28, an exhibition which explored the artist's early career. The gallery is committed to high standards of research and seeks to support opportunities for depth investigations into twentieth-century British art.