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New History of Art Scholarship for Summer Internships

"Working in a museum or related institution can be life-changing, sometimes helping students to decide on a career path and allowing them to gain an understanding of how institutions work that is applicable to many professions and pursuits."

Department Chair to Speak on Panel for Michigan IT Symposium 2017

In 200 years, will U of M be able to write a history of this period in American education if digital data is not historically archived?

One of the three largest departments of art history in North America with specialists covering every major continent, Michigan has ranked among the top art history doctoral programs nationally. The department traces its origins to 1910, and has been home to some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. In keeping with this long tradition, we encourage interdisciplinary work to take advantage of the University’s great strengths across fields, including anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, film studies, women’s studies, area studies, and law.  

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