History of Art
We received a 98% satisfaction rating for our teaching in the National Student Survey 2013.
We are ranked 9th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2015.
Contact time between students and teaching staff is among the highest in UK History of Art departments.
- Waddesdon Manor
- Hart Silversmiths
We're the only UK university to offer undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to spend a full term in Venice studying the city's art, history and culture. The programme has been established for 40 years and the University of Warwick has a permanent teaching and research base in Venice at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.
Our unique collaboration with Waddesdon Manor provides students with the opportunity to get up close and personal with items from their extensive collection. Students learn how to look, how to interpret what they see and gain an understanding of the relationship between art and its historical and physical contexts.
Members of the Department worked with Compton Verney and Hart Silversmith Trust on the exhibition Hart Silversmiths: A Living Tradition. The exhibition explores the work of silversmith George Henry Hart (1882-1973) and 3 generations of the Hart family, all of whom continue Arts & Crafts traditions. MORE