Unveiling the new MA in Art History, Collections and Curating

This is the final year that the Art History MA at UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy will run in its present form. The Cities MA has enjoyed 12 hugely successful years, and the present class is proving one of the largest and liveliest. But it is best to go out on a high; change and renewal are vital to the School’s commitment to growing and inspiring its postgraduate community. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that from September 2018, the course will re-invent itself as a new taught MA in Art History, Collections and Curating. The new programme director, Dr Conor Lucey has this to say:

UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy is delighted to announce a new taught postgraduate programme for the 2018/19 academic year: the MA in Art History, Collections and Curating. This has been designed to provide advanced academic training in the history of art, with a special focus on collections and curatorial practice.

Students will benefit from our School’s extensive partnerships with local, regional, and national cultural institutions and gain first-hand exposure to advanced, active research in art history. This MA will provide an excellent foundation for future careers in art historical research and writing, and prepares students for further study in either higher level academic research or specialized curatorial training programmes.

The programme is aimed at postgraduate students of art history and of cognate subjects such as art, architecture and geography. It is also intended for those with experience in the art world and in the cultural heritage sector looking for an opportunity to hone their skills in the interpretation, critique, and analysis of works of art and architecture, developing the knowledge and capacity to pursue careers in academia, research, writing, and curatorship.

Sample courses include Seminar on Curating and Collecting; Museums and Modernity; and Institutional and Private Collecting in the Netherlands in the Early Modern Period.

For more information please visit:


Programme director: Dr Conor Lucey  conor.lucey@ucd.ie

School Administrator: Elizabeth Varley elizabeth.varley@ucd.ie



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