Art and Architecture before 1800

Our MA Arts and Culture specialisation in Art and Architecture before 1800 is your opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in the art and architecture that evolved during the years prior to 1800.
Your focus will be on the history of art and architecture from the perspective of the period’s artists and architects, but also on the role of patrons and the public and how works of art and buildings evolved in response to changing usages, social and political changes, and the various responses of the public.

Choose Art and Architecture before 1800 at Leiden University:

  • Investigate the roles of patrons and artists, and how works of art and architecture change over the course of time as a result of changes in usage, and social and political changes;
  • Learn about Dutch and European art and architecture before 1800 in an international context;
  • Investigate new theories and methods on the subject of your specialization;
  • Access the world-class resources of Leiden University Library, and explore the collections of famous museums in Leiden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague;
  • Learn in close cooperation with the art history institutes in Florence and Rome;
  • Put theory into practice by getting involved in creating exhibition projects in a museum, or doing an internship in for example the Netherlands Institute for Art History or the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.

The Department of Arts and Culture also offers a two-year Research master’s programme.

Check out the programme in Art and Architecture before 1800

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Arts and Culture
  • Degree Master of Arts in Arts and Culture
  • Mode of study Full-time, part-time. Non-EU/EEA students must study full-time.
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60087

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