Welcome to the Department of History of Art

The Department of History of Art at York is an internationally recognised centre for study and research. We offer world-class expertise in the visual arts, architecture and art theory. 

Research and Teaching Excellence

The department is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK. We have more than twenty permanent members of staff who teach and research topics that range from the medieval period to the present. Each year we host visiting professors and scholars from around the world who contribute to our exciting teaching and research programme at York.

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In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) we were placed 3rd among History of Art departments, 1st for History of Art Research Impact and joint 1st for Research Environment.

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Undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy an extremely rich variety of choices and specialisations. Students also benefit from our famously friendly atmosphere, small-group teaching methods, regular study trips and spectacular historic location.

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Find out more about us informally through our Facebook page.  Just take a look, 'like' us for updates, or ask us a question!

Photo Gallery

Below are some of the photographs taken by staff and students in the Department

Want to add a photo?

If you are a member of staff or student in the Department of History of Art and would like to add a photo, simply email them to us.

Learning more

These pictures were taken while studying and researching the History of Art. Join us! Visit our undergraduate study or postgraduate study pages.

General enquiries

Office opening hours for visitors: 9.30am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri

For individual office hours please see staff profiles

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