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Technical Art History II

The course discusses chemical-analytical techniques, multispectral studies and resource for the study of art objects in a laboratory environment. Moreover, the courses discusses digital resources for working with art history in a museum institution or similar. The language of instruction is English.

Admission to the course requires that the student has been admitted to the International Master’s Programme in Art History: Technical Art History and the Art Museum and completed Technical Art History I, 15 credits

The course provides advanced knowledge of the implementation and analysis of multispectral studies, as well as the results of such studies on older art objects. The course provides advanced knowledge of the implementation of chemical-physical methods of analysis in a laboratory. In addition, the course provides advanced skills in identifying and implementing digital methods for the processing and technical art history analysis of multispectral images, as well as digital methods for archiving and publishing technical data and modelling virtual historical and contemporary exhibition spaces.

The course is provided in collaboration with the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry and the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars and laboratory work. Attendance is mandatory.


    The course is examined on the basis of written assignments in the form of a take-home examination, laboratory work and a written paper.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    Study Councellor Art History