Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

Field trips for History of Art

If you are studying History of Art, first-hand looking is vital.

Studying onsite allows you to:

  • observe aspects of works of art that are not visible in slides
  • discover and explore archival collections
  • see art and architecture in context and from all angles
  • study the display and presentation of art works
  • develop key observation and analytical skills in front of art works.



Field trips

Our lecturers regularly hold classes in the on-campus Lakeside Arts Djanogly Art Gallery, as well as making the most of a wide range of local museums, galleries, churches, and impressive stately homes in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

Each semester, one week is devoted to field trips locally and nationally, led by staff and organised to complement modules on offer. Recent national trips have included:

  • Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
  • Mead Art Gallery, Warwick
  • John Rylands Library, Manchester
  • Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
  • Estorick Collection, London
  • V&A, London
  • British Library, London
  • The National Gallery, London
  • Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • Barbican, London
  • Tate Britain, London
  • Tate Contemporary, London


Field trips that complement modules are optional.

We can often cover or subsidise any transport and accommodation fr these trips although there may be cases where students are asked to make a contribution. For example in 2022 we took students to London and covered the cost of transport from Nottingham to London and hostel accommodation.

Many valuable permanent collections in galleries are free to visit. We might also suggest vistits to temporary exhibitions. The maximum entrance fee is usually about £15. Again, students may be asked to cover this or make a contribution.

Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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