Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

Field trips

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 have held 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 trips have included:

  • Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
  • Council House, Nottingham
  • 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


Field trips that complement modules are optional. Students will usually arrange their own transport and pay any entry charges. In 2015/16 there were twelve options. One carried an entry charge of £5.

Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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