|The Department of Art History (DAH)
of the European University at St.Petersburg (EUSP) is established in
cooperation with The State Hermitage Museum on July 1, 2000, to accomplish
The Program of Establishing DAH financially supported by The Ford Foundation
and The Open Society Institute. The Program of Establishing DAH was designed
both to develop new forms of scholarship in the former Soviet Union and
to open scholarly access to the tremendous resources of the Hermitage.
The uniqueness of DAH is determined by the following:
1. The training of art scholars is organized on the basis of the international
art collections of the world-famous Hermitage, with involvement of experienced
museum curators, researchers and conservators.
2. Tuition is oriented toward interdisciplinary and comparative approaches
to the art studies, bearing in mind both visual and non-visual arts and
their interaction, so that students would be familiar with various artistic
"languages", would be able to master various methods and methodologies,
and to see the object of their studies from a historical perspective.
DAH aims at bringing up the open-minded specialists in Art History
of highest qualification who will be able to overcome the boundaries between
different disciplines in the domain of Arts Studies, as well as that between
different cultures of various nations and epochs and to contact with their
colleagues from all over the world.
The core of the DAH curriculum follows the three-year scheme of the European
University: one and a half year MA's program (capacity - 15 people) and
one and a half year Candidate-of-Science (Ph.D. equivalent) program (capacity
- 10 people).
Since August 2000 the enrollment in a three-year graduate program
Interaction of Artistic Codes" is opened.
DAH dean-organizer - Dr.
3 Gagarinskaya Street, St. Petersburg, 191187 Russia
phone +7 (812) 275 51 42
fax +7 (812) 275 51 39