Staff in the Art History discipline at The Open University specialise in high-quality research and teaching in art and architectural history. We have gained international recognition for our ground-breaking test books, co-published with leading university presses, many of which have become best sellers. We run a successful MA in Art History, from which we recruit many of our PhD students.
Areas of particular expertise:
- Early Modern Art (including Byzantine and Italian Renaissance art)
- Eighteenth-Century Art
- Modern and contemporary Art Theory and Practice
- Cross-Cultural and Artistic networks
- History of Architecture and Design.
We welcome applications for research based in any of these areas, including projects that work across them. Applicants should normally hold a BA degree with at least first- or upper-second class honours or equivalent qualification, and an MA or equivalent research experience. Further information can be obtained via the contact details below.
Image: Henri Matisse, Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance" I, 1912, oil on canvas, 192 x 115 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982. Acc.n.: 1984.433.16. Image copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence. Artwork. © Succession H. Matisse/ DACS 2019