History of Art

University of Gdańsk
Faculty of History
part-time first cycle degree,
full-time first cycle degree,
full-time second cycle degree

Art historians are responsible for many things being discovered, described and preserved. Thanks to them we better understand visual art and recognise what is art and what isn’t. What is the “Daily Bread" of an art historian? Art historians provide expert opinions for art galleries and other art dealers; can perform scientific research on the theory of art history; work with publishing houses, heritage documentation centres, conservation services; they can be art critics who publish their studies and analyses in specialist literature and review exhibitions for newspapers and magazines; they can also run private galleries and exhibition salons; or teach art history. They can also work as guides in museums, galleries etc. The course covers the entirety of art history – from antiquity to contemporary art – one can choose optional classes and seminars: one can take up mediaevalism (the Romanesque and Gothic art of the Middle Ages), Early Modern art (Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque) and contemporary art (19th and 20th centuries).


Wydział Historyczny
80-952 Gdańsk, ul. Wita Stwosza 55
tel. 58 523 20 39
fax 58 523 20 39