University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Art History (History of Collecting and Collections)

This course introduces students to the study of the history of collecting, as it has been pursued by individuals and by civic, educational or national institutions. It examines cultures of collecting and various modalities for the presentation of collections as developed in Asia, Europe, and more specifically Britain, from the late 18th century onwards through to the present. Students consider a range of theoretical and ethical issues as well as financial and societal mechanisms, which have informed collecting practices historically and that continue to do so. Students explore methodological approaches and core concepts, such as connoisseurship, taste and professionalisation, and consider how international travel, the trajectory of the art market and other types of exchange have impacted upon collecting practices.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Note: A minimum 2.1 in History of Art or a related subject is required. Applicants should also submit a writing sample of 2000-3000 words, a CV and a personal statement.

Course modules

Research methods in practice; cultures of collecting; collecting landscapes; from freeze to frieze: economies of collecting contemporary art; Whistler, Impressionism and European avantgardes.
Optional courses: Collecting East Asian art.
Students may choose: a Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) course: 2D Digitisation (Theory and Practice. A course from elsewhere in the College of Arts, subject to the approval of the programme convenor.
Or from these options offered by History of Art: Independent study; Hunterian placement; work placement.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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