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Centre for Art History and Art Theory

Centre for Art History and Art Theory

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The newly-established Centre for Art History and Art Theory is part of ANU School of Art and focuses on teaching and research in a wide range of art historical and theoretical areas. It offers the Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship, and teaches courses in undergraduate programs, graduate coursework programs and graduate research programs. It also offers higher degree research (Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philsophy) in art history and art theory.

Staff research specialisations are in the following areas:  Asian art, historical to contemporary; curatorship; portraiture and identity; histories of photography; craft and design history; Australian art; and the history of artists' materials and techniques. The Centre works closely with the national cultural institutions located in Canberra and organises a number of public events and focused conferences and workshops every year. The Centre hosts the Australian Consortium on Asian Art. Professor Helen Ennis, Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History, is the Director of the Centre which is located in the Sir Roland Wilson Building.


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Centre for Art History and Art Theory

Sir Roland Wilson Building 120
The Australian National University,
Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia.

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