Historical and modern objects of study

Bamberg is a UNESCO world heritage site. The city’s buildings and museums are first-rate objects of study, offering opportunities for seminars, field trips and conducting research. The facilities of our two Art History units are located in the midst of this environment, marked by old and new art, in close physical proximity to the Domberg and the old town hall.

Networked studies

The master’s degree programme in Bamberg offers plenty of options for close collaboration within the Institute of Archaeology, Heritage Conservation Studies and Art History (IADK), whose combination of subjects provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary networking. The institute’s academic units are connected through joint projects, meaning that objects may be studied from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.

Practical relevance

Aside from the professors and their assistants, the teaching staff at the two Art History units, also includes Apl. Professor Dr G. Ulrich Großmann, former director of Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, Hon. Professor Dr Gregor J. M. Weber, Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Dr Birgit Kastner (Member of the Ordinariate Council, Department of Art and Culture of the Bamberg Archdiocese), and Dr Sebastian Karnatz (Bavarian Administration of Palaces, Gardens and Lakes). They teach courses on a regular basis – some in Bamberg, and some on-site at the museums and collections under their care. Academic offerings are supplemented by one- and multi-day field trips and courses taught by part-time lecturers that put a strong focus on real-world issues and practical training using original pieces.