History of Art

Welcome to the Department of History of Art’s webpage. Here you can find out about what it is like to study History of Art at Oxford. Check out our taster lectures below and find out more about how to apply and the various opportunities on offer by clicking on the tabs above.  

Course and Admissions | Working with Oxford`s Museum Collections Academic Tasters

Course and Admissions

These videos cover what to expect on the BA History of Art course and how to apply for it. In the introduction to art history video, Professor Alastair Wright covers topics such as the format and teaching methods of the course, the subjects you can expect to study and the resources available to you at Oxford. In the other videos, Professor Geraldine Johnson covers the application process and what to expect in admissions interviews. 

Introduction to History of Art at Oxford

Admissions Interviews

Completing Your Application

Working with Museum Collections

Academic Tasters

A little history of photography

With Professor Geoffrey Batchen.

An introduction to young Rembrandt at the Ashmolean

With An van Camp, Assistant Keeper of Northern European Art, Ashmolean Museum

Japanese prints at the Ashmolean

With Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art, Ashmolean Museum