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Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context MSc

Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Art History Collecting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Masters programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying the history of collecting and collections from an international perspective. In particular, it focuses on the trajectory of artefacts through time and space and their historical legacy. Subjects covered include methodological approaches and legal issues relating to provenance and restitution, illegal trafficking of cultural objects, connoisseurship, taste, the patterns of collecting and viewing both private and public and the politics of display. The programme will move the collective debate beyond the usual focus on the Western tradition.

This programme is unique to Scotland and the UK as it combines aspects of art history and law and places them in a broad international context. Students will learn from world-leading researchers and develop expert knowledge in this specialised area of art history.

Glasgow’s civic and university collections are some of the richest and most diverse in Europe and are of international standing. The University’s own Hunterian Museum and Art gallery is the oldest public museum in Scotland and has extensive holdings covering fine art, geology, anatomy and the history of medicine. The new facilities at Kelvin Hall support object-based study as a number of courses will include handling sessions of the objects in the collections.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This course will introduce students to the issues relating to 'object biography' and 'cultural biography' and how they can be used as effective tools in the study of history of collecting and collections. The core materials on this course come from East Asia in order to broaden our perception of hierarchies in art and cultural values relating to objects.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject, or suitable practical experience. Note: A minimum 2.1 in History of Art or a related subject is required. They should also submit a writing sample of 2000-3000 words, a CV and a personal statement.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more