The Art History programme offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. We offer a range of courses that can be grouped according to six themes: art, science & technology; gender, class & society; material culture & object-based analysis; word and image; museums, collecting & cultural policy; and post-colonial analysis. All art history courses emphasize visual literacy and the contextual relevance of the discipline within culture and history.
The programme maintains close ties with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on campus, which has important collections of West African, Inuit, First Nations, European, and Canadian art, including costumes, quilts, and decorative arts, and runs a vital exhibition schedule of contemporary art.
Students may also choose to expand their experience of works of art and architecture through study in our international programs, including the Venice Summer School, Queen's-Blyth International Studies Program, University of Vienna graduate exchange, and courses at Herstmonceux Castle in England.
The Queen's Graduate Visual Culture Association presents Context and Meaning XI:
Graduate Student Conference, Papers in Visual & Material Culture and Art Conservation.
Please download the pdf program for more information:
Download Context & Meaning Program (847 KB)