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.

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.