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History of Art

Welcome to the Department of History of Art.

We're a large department and we have partnerships and collaborations with local, national and international institutions. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

Museum partnerships

Collaborations and partnerships with the V&A, Tate, National Gallery and many other local, national and international institutions inform our research and teaching, and give you privileged access to works of art and architecture.

UNESCO City of Media Arts

From digital innovation to media arts York is a meeting point for creativity and ideas.

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University of the Year shortlisted

“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Our University of the Year nomination

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