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23 Jul

Anoushka Maini wins prize

Essay competition success for second year History of Art student.

13 Jul

Emma Lovell wins prize

Essay on Leonardo's Map of Imola impressed judges with 'engaging and lucid writing style'.

21 Jul 2020

Finalist Charity Culley awarded Dissertation Prize

History of Art student Charity Culley has been awarded a prize by Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance for her Finalist Dissertation. The Dr Greg Wells Undergraduate Essay Prizes, now in their third year, are awarded for the best undergraduate intermediate-year and final-year essays and dissertation.

Charity was was awarded for her dissertation focusing on ‘Disguised Symbolism In Lucas Cranach’s Salome At The Feast Of Herod’

09 Jul 2020

Film Screening and Conversation with Oraib Toukan

On Wednesday July 22 we are delighted to be welcoming artist Oraib Toukan to speak about her work, in particular When Things Occur: a 'desktop film' based on Skype conversations with Gaza inhabitants over the summer of 2014. This powerful and topical film probes the face of mourning and grief – its digital embodiment, transmission, and representation. It asks how the gaze gets channeled within the digital realm, how empathy travels, who is 'local' in the representation of war, and what it means to view suffering 'at a distance'.

The film will be made available ahead of the event via a protected Vimeo link for all those who register.

11 Dec 2018

Accessing ‘Island’ - Warwick students participate in discussion at Venice Biennale

Students from the University of Warwick have been key participants in an open discussion/performance at the Venice Biennale British Pavilion.

26 Jun 2018

Last chance to see student art exhibition - ends Wednesday.

The exhibition of works created by students taking the History of Art Practical Art course ends tomorrow (Wednesday 27th June).

Location: Millburn House foyer.



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15 May 2018

Special delivery from Damien Hirst for seminar students

Contemporary artist sends signed exhibition catalogues to students who took part in a seminar with him in Venice last year.

08 May 2018

History of Art students learn ancient painting techniques at mummy mask workshop.

On 7 March, students had the opportunity to try out ancient painting techniques at two specialist workshops led by Jevon Thistlewood, paintings conservator at the Ashmolean Museum. The sessions were organised by the Classics department through IATL, with help from History of Art. Students painted their own mummy portraits using tempera on gesso and encaustic work with cold and hot wax.

First year Art History student, Matthew White, said “It did feel very authentic and the use of wax on painting was a very new idea and good fun…I was especially interested in mixing wax with pigment. This was completely novel to me.”

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30 Nov 2017

Damien Hirst with our students during seminar at his Venice exhibition.

Damien Hirst's exhibition Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable has attracted a great deal of critical attention, and Warwick History of Art students studying in Venice had a rare opportunity to meet with the artist and discuss the work. Dr Karen Lang, lead tutor on our module Exhibiting the Contemporary, has been holding regular seminars at exhibition sites during the Venice term, including installations at the Venice Biennale.

Damien Hirst with Dr Karen lang and students at the Venice Biennale.

06 Nov 2017

Students study Venice Biennale installation with its creator Michele Ciacciofera.

Warwick students in Venice have recently had the opportunity to discuss the Venice Biennale installation Janus Code with with its creator Michele Ciacciofera in an exclusive interview. The Venice Biennale is a key element of the Exhibiting the Contemporary module which examines the importance of exhibition for the interpretation of contemporary art, with seminars taking place on-site with the works of art.



16 Oct 2015

Student Studying Abroad Opportunities for 2016.


The Study Abroad Team will be holding four open information sessions this term. Places are limited to 150. To find out more about the sessions and book a seat go to the Study Abroad Events Calendar.

Study Abroad Poster


16 Jun 2014

History of Art: no one scores higher on satisfaction with teaching.

Guardian University Guide 2015The Department of History of Art has achieved a top result in the Guardian University Guide 2015, with 96.5 % of students expressing satisfaction with teaching. The score in this category is based on the National Student Survey, and gives the percentage of final-year students satisfied with the teaching they received.

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