Department of History of Art

About the Department of History of Art

The Department of History of Art is located in the University of Nottingham’s impressive new Humanities building, providing an excellent environment to support both undergraduate and postgraduate study in art history and visual culture.

The department is an energetic and distinguished group of eight full-time academic staff and three support staff, and scored 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.



The department has an ongoing relationship with the prestigious Djanogly Art Gallery on campus and close links with other museums and galleries throughout Nottingham. The city of Nottingham is an exciting place to study art history and visual culture, with a wealth of resources including:

Research in the Department of History of Art

The Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture (NIRVC) is a dedicated institute which co-ordinates all research activities of the Department of History of Art and organises an annual programme of seminars, symposia, and conferences.
Members of staff in the department are active researchers, producing nationally and internationally recognised publications including catalogue raisonnés, catalogue essays, monographs and scholarly articles. 
In addition, members of staff are involved in organising exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 97.1% of our research was judged as being of international quality in terms ‘originality, significance and rigour.'

Employability at Nottingham for Art History students

As a student at The University of Nottingham, you join a lively academic and social community. You will meet people from all walks of life, make like-minded friends and find yourself being challenged and stimulated throughout your studies. Our students are widely respected for their ability to make the most of their work/life balance with many work experience opportunities available throughout your studies. As a result, the University boasts an excellent record for graduate employment and progression to postgraduate or professional qualifications.
As a graduate in History of Art you will be provided with an excellent foundation for your future career and the many possibilities that this may entail.
For guidance through your degree and after graduating the Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career and achieve your ambitions.

Contact us

Department of History of Art 
School of Humanities
Humanities Building
University Park

t: +44(0)115 951 3185
f: +44(0)115 951 4812



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Department of History of Art

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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