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Universidad de Córdoba

Departamento de
Historia del Arte, Arqueología y Música


The growing awareness in society and the support for the conservation, protection and dissemination of our heritage given by institutions has lent the degree subject of History of Art a great deal of importance recently. Our mission is to train our future graduates to apply a critical, universal view, to become specialised not only to play key roles in the world of research and teaching, which up until now have been the usual careers chosen, but also to consider other alternative options such as:

  • Directing and giving technical assistance to museums, conserving the pieces kept there, or in archives, libraries or film and photography archives. Technical staff in conserving and restoring objects of historical interest or in organising and classifying works of art.
  • Carrying out inventories and cataloguing valuable articles. Reports and assessments of items of cultural interest, conducting interdisciplinary projects together with architects, archaeologists and restorers in order to find out more about, restore and protect items of cultural interest.
  • Dealing with the market and pricing works of art, giving advice to art galleries, and acting as curator for exhibitions.
  • Managing and publicising the cultural heritage. Creating and developing of tourist routes of cultural interest.
  • Acting as an advisor to specialist publishers, art critic, corrector of artistic texts, cultural advisor, guide, or as a management consultant for the cultural policy of government bodies and private entities.

In order to provide students with suitable training, the History of Art Department have been pioneers in offering the "Practicum", whereby they are given the chance to meet professionals in their workplace and learn about the issues they face and have to resolve in their day-to-day work.

The need to offer graduates further training is met by a number of Master's Degrees, which are designed to help them get used to the realities of professional life. These are run by both teachers and working professionals, and there are placement schemes in public and private institutions and organisations which work in close contact with the world of culture.