The Master's in Art History of the Low Countries focuses on the visual arts and architecture of Flanders and the Netherlands, from the 15th to the 20th century, studied in an international context.
The Master's programme in Art History of the Low Countries in its European Context focuses on the visual arts and architecture of Flanders and the Netherlands. It gives you a thorough training in the artistic and architectural heritage of these countries, with particular attention paid to issues of art production and patronage, mobility of artists, the international spread of style and repertoire, and problems of an iconological nature.
In the first year of this two-year research programme you explore architecture and the visual arts through research seminars that focus on the 15th through the 20th centuries; you will engage in a compulsory general course, 'Fundamentals of the Humanities' and a compulsory research seminar, 'State of the Art in Art History'. You develop a specialised are of concentration for the second year, in a discipline and period of your choice; research in this area will lead to your final Master's thesis. Students are encouraged to go abroad to a partner institution for a part of their studies. Graduates of this programme are prepared for PhD studies in NL or abroad, or for positions in museums, art galleries or research institutes.
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