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Art, Architecture and Interior before 1800 (MA)

The MA Art, Architecture and Interior before 1800 offers a unique programme designed for students seeking varied perspectives on the role of medieval and early modern art, architecture and the decorative arts in society.

Art in context

Issues you will address cut across boundaries of geography, chronology and discipline. You will be studying art and architecture that played a crucial role in cultural exchange, as well as international networks of artists, architects and patrons.

International community

As we welcome students and academics from all over the world, you will become part of an international community and network. You will be working in small groups, actively participate in many excursions and be able to pursue an internship at a renowned institution. We guarantee a student-centered focus, with a high-level of individual supervision.

World-class resources

Our innovative, interdisciplinary programme takes advantage of its close collaboration with prominent museums and institutions in Leiden, elsewhere in the Netherlands (the Rijksmuseum) and abroad (the Louvre). You will have direct access to world-class resources such as the University Print Room and prominent conservators and restorers.

Career perspectives

You will be given the opportunity to combine in-depth research with internships at leading museums and institutions. This programme prepares you for a range of careers in academia, as well as for careers in institutions for heritage, auction houses, teaching, curatorship, art journalism and publishing.