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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 

Academic Year 2017-2018

We would like to welcome all our new and continuing students to the department.  We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of term and wish you a successful year of study.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Coming Soon

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Details for Autumn 2017 events will be available soon

Full details at our News and Events page



CSCA Annual Lecture

CSCA Annual Lecture 2017, Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Parafiction, Post-Truth, and the Contemporary Art of Knowing

Carrie Lambert-Beatty (Harvard University)

Wednesday 4 October, 6pm, Archaeology LT



Postgraduate Seminar

Seminar Series

Events for Autumn 2017 coming soon

Thursdays, 6pm, Seminar Room 3




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...

The UCL History of Art department began awarding degrees in the subject in 1965...Watch here.



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 and reports written by History of Art MA students...Read More


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OBJECT

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


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.