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Department of History of Art


Welcome from our Head of Department:

Welcome to our department, which is a world-class centre for the study of art and architecture. We pride ourselves in our reputation for outstanding teaching in a range of fields from Medieval art and architecture through to Contemporary art practices. As scholars we aim to engage with the art object, archival material, socio-political contexts and theory and to promote an intellectual, diverse and friendly space for teaching and learning.

Ours is a happy community which creates life-long friendships as well as academic distinction through our renowned small-group teaching and the direct study of art and architecture both in Cambridge and further afield. We hope that you will come and get to know us, and see the extraordinary intellectual, professional and personal benefits that studying Art History can bring.

- Professor Alyce Mahon

Welcome to the prospective students section of the Department of History of Art website. Here you will find all the information you need on History of Art courses at the University, and how to apply for them. If you have any questions please contact