Master of Arts (Art History & Curatorship)


The programs are recognised as vocational training and for further study. The programs have a strong emphasis on critical analysis, research, problem solving, and communicating with audiences in diverse ways. It also provides valuable training for future managers in the art heritage and collections sectors, and broadly across the public service and private enterprise.

From 2011, the Master of Art History and Curatorship is available as a complete online program for Australian students unable to attend to the ANU campus program.

Typical courses

  • Curatorship Theory and Practice
  • The Art and Politics of Collecting
  • Art and its Context
  • Art and its Context: Materials, Techniques, Display
  • Curatorship Theory and Practice Photography:
  • A History in Art
  • Art of the Modern Print
  • Fabric of Life: An Introduction to Textile History
  • The Art and Politics of Collecting

Our rankings

At the ANU you can learn from experts in your field. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings ANU was ranked number one in Australia and 13 in the world for social sciences, and number one in Australia and 17 in the world for arts and humanities.


Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree with Honours in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Art History & Curatorship) with a minimum 70% course average.