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Art History and Curatorial and Museum Studies

Welcome to Art History and Curatorial and Museum Studies.

All our courses are taught around the rich collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, and by experts in the museum world and in academia.

The programs and courses we teach are unique in Australia, and are applauded by our students for their relevance. Our graduates are highly sought after for their hands-on training.

Postgraduate ProgramsThe University of Adelaide's Department of Art History along with Art Gallery of South Australia offer a unique and vibrant set of programs in Art History and in contemporary curatorship and museology. All courses are taught in gallery spaces around artworks on display and from the collection, and in response to an ever changing program of exhibitions. Learn more

Postgraduate programs

Undergraduate Art History CoursesThe Arts Faculty departments of Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Classical Studies and Visual Anthropology offer a rich array of courses focusing on visuality, visual culture and art history, forming an exciting minor in Art History and Visual Culture. Learn more

Undergraduate Art History Courses

CareersA large number of our graduates move on to work in galleries and museums following their internships, and build careers in curatorship, marketing and communications, public programs, education, the auction industry and arts journalism. Learn more


Teaching Staff Art History and Curatorial and Museum Studies teaching staff are drawn from both the University of Adelaide and the Art Gallery of South Australia, drawing on the expertise of the Art Gallery curators and Art Historians at the University. Learn more

Teaching Staff


Art History and Curatorial and Museum Studies

School of Humanities
Napier Building 722
The University of Adelaide


Ph: +61 8 8313 4249
Fax: +61 8 8313 4341

Acting Coordinator, Postgraduate Programs in Art History and Curatorial and Museum Studies

Professor Catherine Speck
Ph: +61 8 8313 5746