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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

Tue 22 Sep
14:15-17:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus
Juliane Rebentisch: Invisibility as a Political Problem. Notes on Hannah Arendt
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 01 Oct
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C
Alexander Wilson: HOW WE REMAINED HUMAN: Posthumans, the Technosphere, and the Selfish Meme
Aesthetic Seminar
Fri 02 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Zoom
Ph.D.-forsvar: Mia Falch Yates
Ældre kunst og nye brugere: Nye metoder til formidling af Skovgaard Museets samling
Thu 29 Oct
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C
A. S. Aurora Hoel: Human/Nonhuman Images
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 12 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C
Jacob Wamberg: Un/veiling Duchamp’s Fountain: From penetrated urinal to ready maid
Aesthetic Seminar