The Department of History of Art at Cambridge began life in 1970 and the present History of Art undergraduate degree dates from that time. By then, Cambridge had already been a major centre for the production, collection, and study of art and architecture for centuries.
Our research interests include: British architecture, Medieval art and architecture, Renaissance and Early Modern art and architecture, 20th Century art and theory and Western and non-Western cultural exchange.
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