Department of Art History,

Aesthetics & Culture

and Museology

The Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology is one of nine departments at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. The department conducts degree programmes in the fields of art history, aesthetics and culture, aesthetic communication, visual culture and museology, including the professional Master's degree programme MA Curating, which is conducted in English.

There are about 25 permanently affiliated teachers and researchers (professors, associate professors and assistant professors/postdocs), as well as a number of external lecturers. The department also has about 15 PhD students.

The researchers at the department work with researchers from other departments in the two cross-disciplinary research programmes: Cultural Transformations and Mediality, Materiality and Aesthetic Meaning, and in the following research projects: The Democratic Public Sphere, The Contemporary Condition, Posthuman Aesthetics, and Literature between Media.

 

The departmental staff contribute actively to the following research groups:

The departmental staff are often used as experts in the media on issues relating to art, museums, aesthetics and culture, sound and auditive culture. They also present lectures to the general public to spread the results of their research.

The image at the top of the page: © Christian Salling & Peter Ole Pedersen, Digital Audiobooks, Routledge 2016.  

 

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Upcoming events at the department

Wed 21 Nov
19:00-21:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus, J.M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus C
How We Curate: Talk Series on Curating
New contemporary art institutions are in focus, when curator Carl Martin Faurby from Kunsthall Trondheim and Director and Curator Marie Dufresne from Kunsthal 6100 in Haderslev present and discuss their practices in the context of the talk series How We Curate.
Thu 22 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 124
Søren Pold and Christian Ulrik Andersen: The Metainterface – Critical Realism and Design
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 29 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 112
Jørn Erslev Andersen: Aktuelle perspektiver på Asger Jorns kunstteori, situlogi og triolektik
Æstetisk Seminar
Wed 05 Dec
19:00-21:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus, J.M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus C
How We Curate: Talk Series on Curating
The final How We Curate event of 2018 welcomes Rhea Dall, who is director and curator of UKS in Oslo and Toke Lykkeberg, who is curator and head of Tranen in Gentofte. Both speakers work with production of new works by young contemporary artists
Thu 13 Dec
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 112
Alexandra Walsham: Converting the Cross: Monuments, Memory and Time in Post-Reformation England
Aesthetic Seminar in colaboration with LUMEN