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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 Western tradition.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • 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.
  • You 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. Furthermore, the facilities at Kelvin Hall support object-based study as a number of courses will include handling sessions of the objects in the collections.
  • Work placement opportunities are offered within the programme on a competitive basis. In addition to Scottish institutions, work placements may take place at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Our research forum provides you with a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within art history. It provides a sense of art history’s own history as well as contemporary concerns and practice, examining the beliefs and values that have informed various forms of historical and visual analysis and enquiry. It is focused around a series of seminars or workshops run by members of staff and visiting academics.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This Masters programme is intended to provide you with a strong foundation from which to embark upon a career in the visual arts, the art market, museums and galleries, and heritage and historic properties.

Graduates have gone on to hold positions in museums and galleries (both public and private) in the UK and have, more broadly, entered the commercial, cultural and heritage sectors in a number of roles. The programme also provides an excellent platform for you to move into PhD studies and an academic career.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

This course will introduce students to aspects of the histories of collecting art and artefacts as a global phenomenon in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. It is designed to provide students with an historical framework which looks at the interplay of 'demand' and 'source' countries in the formation of collections and the extension of knowledge.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,370

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. You 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