Arts and Culture
In the Master’s programme in Arts and Culture, objects and the way they communicate with the public in past and present are key. A binding theme is the effect of works of art on the viewer. Our seminars focus on current debates in art history, for example on the ethics of collecting, the materiality of art, cultural transfer and how art interacts with current issues such as globalization and ecology. The seminars have an interdisciplinary approach and a global perspective. This ensures you become familiar with different methods and allows you to connect with other disciplines such as anthropology, natural sciences, theology and gender and international studies.
The MA in Arts and Culture in Leiden is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered. Students may specialize in one of three tracks. These specializations vary in their specialist focus on different media and periods:
- Art, Architecture and Interior before 1800
- Contemporary Art in a Global Perspective
- Museums and Collections
Click on “More info” below for more details about the programme or visit our website.