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International Master's Programme in Art History: Technical Art History and the Art Museum

This two-year master programme gives you in-depth empirical and theoretical knowledge in the field of Art History with a focus on Technical Art History, the history of the art museum and its professional practice, as well as History of Collections and Archive Studies.

Investigation of a painting.
Photo: Emmebi Diagnostica Artistica.

We are currently working on being able to launch the program in the autumn of 2024 – information about the next admissions round will be published on this site when it is available. For further information, please contact study counsellor Richard Carlsén,

The programme provides you with knowledge and skills for activities and work in the international Art History field with a clear focus on the museum world and the art market. The programme has an international profile with English as the language of instruction as well as international teacher competence. You develop your ability to understand and apply professional practices regarding logistics, economics, law and administration that is applied in museums or other institutions where early modern art is handled.

The teaching is largely in direct contact with the studied material: in the university's art collection, in the laboratory, in archives and in museums. The courses within the programme are theoretical and pragmatic with elements of laboratory work, instrument management, analysis of technical results, knowledge about reconstruction and understanding of collections and museum management.

  • Programme overview

    Approved leave from studies

    The student who wishes to do a leave from studies within the programme is requested to fill in the form and send it in to the study councellor.

    More information can be found in the form:

    Application for study leave in Art History (32 Kb)

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Semester 2

    Year 2

    Semester 3

    Semester 4

  • How to apply

    Applications are to be submitted online via University admissions. There are two admission rounds, please read more at University admissions:

    Information about admission rounds

    To complete the application, supporting documentation has to be uploaded electronically or submitted by delivery service/regular post in time for RECEIPT (not date of postmark) by University admissions in Sweden by January 15th (first admission round) and April 15th (second admission round) at the latest. Applications lacking the required documentation will not be considered – please make sure that your application is complete, well before the deadlines!

    We regret that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    Selection process

    Additional eligibility criteria

    Students will be recruited on the following principles:

    •  quality and relevance of previous academic merits
    •  a Letter of Intent
    •  a personal interview (on campus or via Skype).

    Please note that practical experience of artistic work or from the art field is not considered as equivalent to academic studies in Art History.

    Required supporting documentation

    Your application must be accompanied by a Letter of Intent, in which you describe your background and particular areas of interest, your motives for applying to the programme and future career plans etc. The Letter of Intent should be upload electronically at during the application process.

    Please note that all supporting documents in the application must be issued in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English. Documents that are not issued in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English must be translated into either Swedish or English.

  • More information

    Reference Committee

    Reference Committee at the International Master's Programme in Art History: Technical Art History and the Art Museum.

    Lisa Gartz, Bukowskis auction house
    Heli Haapasalo, Hallwyl Museum
    Cecilia Hillström, Cecilia Hillström gallery
    Camillla Hjelm, Stockholm University
    Merit Laine, Uppsala University
    Lars Ljungström, Kungliga Husgerådskammaren
    Pia Bengtsson Melin, The Swedish History Museum
    Martin Olin, Nationalmuseum
    Kriste Sibul, Nationalmuseum
    Karin Sidén, Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde
    Patrik Steorn, Gothenburg Museum of Art
    Anna Womack, Nordiska museet

  • Contact

    For further information about the programme, please contact the Programme Director, Sabrina Norlander Eliasson or the Study Counsellor Richard Carlsén,