Technical Art History at the Kelvin Centre
Technical art history is an innovative research strand within history of art, combining expertise from art historians, conservators and scientists, but also reaching out to other disciplines including philosophy, economic and social history. The focus is on the act of making and everything that encompasses: materials, techniques, intentions, context and concept.
Our postgraduate programme draws upon the expertise of our interdisciplinary team to combine taught and research components with practical insights into the field and work placements.
Students on our programme undertake a work placement in the UK or overseas. In addition to interacting with professional practitioners and gaining experience with objects belonging to museums, these placements offer exposure to the wide range of roles within a museum service.
Current Work Placements
- Anchor Line Advertising - University Archives and Special Collections, 2021
- Conserving Time-Based Media - National Galleries Scotland, 2021
- Daniel Cottier's Stained Glass - National Trust for Scotland, 2021
- Microscopy Analysis of Nasmyth Paintings - The Hunterian, 2021
- Provenance Research - The Hunterian, 2021
- Technical Analysis of John Knox's Regatta - The Hunterian, 2021
- XRF Analysis of Artwork - The Hunterian, 2021
Previous Work Placements
- Lauder Paintings - National Galleries Scotland, 2020
- Doig Frame Moulds - National Galleries Scotland, 2019
- Eardley Work Practice - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 2019
- Painted Banners - Glasgow Museums, 2019
- Painted Stage Cloths - The Hunterian, 2019
- Pilkington Jackson Sculpture - Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum, 2019
- Scottish Colourist Collections - The Hunterian, 2019