Course Outline

Colour photograph of the course leaflet for the MLitt in Art History: Technical Art History, Meaning and Making at the University of Glasgow

Considering a Career in Technical Art History

Technical Art History is a young and rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary study of art involving art historians, conservators and scientists but also reaching out to other disciplines such as economics, social history and philosophy.

Our exciting and innovative postgraduate programme draws upon the expertise of our interdisciplinary team to combine taught and research components with practical insights into the field and work placements.

A Practical Approach to Learning

Enabling students to interact with professional practitioners is a key part of our programme, and you will have access to the excellent collections of the Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Museums, and National Galleries and Museums in Edinburgh. A study trip to destinations such as Amsterdam, Madrid and Munich will take you behind the scenes of international museums and institutes.

Workshops provide insight into painting techniques and scientific examination techniques. Work placements offer ‘real world’ experience as part of an interdisciplinary team in a museum environment. Learn more about the workshops and placements enjoyed by our students to date.

More information …

Check the University of Glasgow programme website for full details of our programme, or download the course leaflet.

Handbooks for History of Art postgraduate taught courses and for the MLitt Technical Art History are also available for current students.