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The History of Art Department at UCL is one of the most dynamic centres for the study of art history and visual cultures in the world. Known for our critical and self-reflexive approach to the subject, we are committed to a wide range of critical, historical and historiographical inquiry. Theoretical rigour and close attention to the materiality of the object are stressed in our programmes at all levels. The focus is on European art from the Middle Ages to the present day, but the problems we address cut across boundaries of geography, chronology and discipline.

Latest News

New Masters Scholarship for overseas students

We are delighted to be able to announce a new Masters Scholarship for overseas students to begin in the academic year 2018-2019. We welcome applications for the scholarship from overseas students who have been accepted for study on the History of Art Masters Program at UCL, preferably with an interest in following a course of study that includes modern and contemporary art.


Upcoming Events

Research Seminar

Teresa Kittler: 'Una specie di convivio'

'Una specie di convivio': Carla Lonzi's Autoritratto (1969)

Teresa Kittler (York University)

Thursday 16 November, 6pm, Seminar Room 3



Past Imperfect

Noah’s Anarky: Community and Climate Change

Noah's Anarky: Community and Climate Change

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University)

Friday 17 November, 4pm, Seminar Room 6



Conference

New Approaches to Ruskin on Art and Architecture, conference

New Approaches to Ruskin on Art and Architecture

Friday and Saturday 1-2 December, UCL and The Courtauld Institute of Art


Studying Here

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Prospective Students

Our teaching programmes and research move beyond traditional forms of art history to address visual and material cultures more broadly. Teaching stretches from the medieval period to the art of today, and the art of all periods is considered in its global context. It also includes new and non-traditional media and contemporary art.


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Current Students

Here you will find information including a link to the student handbook in Moodle, course descriptions, information for international students, summer reading lists, contacts for student representatives, forms for download, careers information and more...


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About the Department

Timeline, short video and a history of the department.



MA Options 2017

MA Options

This MA draws on the research and teaching expertise within the department...


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CSCA Blog

Reviews, reflections, reports and more written by History of Art MA students...


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Object

Object is a journal produced entirely by graduate students in the History of Art.


Research, Publications & Exhibitions

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Research Staff

Listings of all our Research Staff, including contact details, research interests, publications and more.


Hölling, Paik's Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art

Staff Publications

An on-line bookshelf with a selection of publications authored and edited by staff past and present.


Photography at Play: Bhatt, Karia, and Mohamedi in Baroda, 1966–1975

Recent Exhibition

An exhibition curated by Diva Gujral at Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai. Running from 9 March 2017– 22 April 2017.


Vladimir Vilde, Caring for Paintings with the Use of a Simple Camera

Blog Article

Vladimir Vilde writes on 'Caring for paintings with the use of a simple camera' for National Heritage Science Forum blog


Contact Us


General Enquiries: Robert Brown

T+44(0)20 3108 4012

Opening Times:

Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm (Lunch 12:45-1:45pm)

Admissions Contacts


Postal Address: University College London, Department of History of Art, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK


Find Us


Visiting Address: UCL History of Art Department, Departmental Office & Reception, Room G03, 20 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AH, UK.