The Research Excellence Framework has confirmed our dept as world-leading

Research-led teaching in small groups for undergraduates and postgraduates

Vibrant student societies and activities, including a student-run gallery on campus

Undergraduate in York Art Gallery

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Our academics are involved in exhibitions of national importance

Department of History of Art

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Unistats NSS results 2018

Friday 14 September 2018

Congratulations Melissa!

Friday 7 September 2018

Internship Success

Thursday 23 August 2018



The Scandal of M. Alphonse Legros

4.30PM, BS/005 Bowland Auditorium

Professor Liz Prettejohn, University of York


Bath to Baghdad and beyond: Ellen Tanner’s collection of Middle Eastern Art

6.30PM, The Treehouse

Catrin Jones (Holburne Museum)


Incommensurability in Holbein’s Ambassadors

4.30PM, BS/005 Bowland Auditorium

Jeanne Nuechterlein

History of Art at York

Interested in studying with us? Explore our programmes:

Our degrees offer a rich variety of choices and specialisms. Learn more about our favourite topics:

Bitesize History of Art

Professional Partners

Via YAHCs (York Art History Collaborations), we are in partnership with Tate Britain, the V&A, the National Gallery and many more.

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Our Partnerships


Michael White HoD

Ours is one of the largest and most dynamic History of Art departments in the world. Particular strengths lie in

But what makes us special are the critical ideas and innovative approaches we bring to our teaching and research – all within a famously friendly atmosphere and spectacular historic location. 

Professor Michael White
Head of Department


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