History of Art


History of Art

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. We are committed to a wide range of critical inquiry that cuts across boundaries of geography, chronology and discipline. In our programmes, at all levels, we stress theoretical rigour and close attention to the materiality of the object.

A-Level Results Day 2020:
Any applicants with offer queries and questions, are advised in the first instance to contact the central admissions team to discuss them - their telephone number is +44(0)20 8059 0939 and email is undergraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk


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Welcome to the Department

A welcome message from Head of Department Bob Mills.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Now welcoming applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships. 

Material Studies

Material Studies Laboratory

A unique research and teaching facility for the investigation of materials and artifacts, with a focus on material culture and conservation.

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The Cabinet of Obsolete Techologies

The Cabinet of Obsolete Technologies is an academic resource – a collection of fascinating historical devices that represent the development of technologies of the image and time-based media.

Staff publications

Staff Publications

An online bookshelf featuring UCL History of Art staff publications past and present.

Image: On a Balcony, Mary Cassatt, 1878-79.