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Welcome to the Department of History of Art and Architecture

Welcome to the Department of the History of Art and Architecture - a department that is known for its lively teaching and for its friendly and supportive approach to students. Trinity is the ideal place to study art history, located as it is right in the heart of the city, surrounded by the national and city museums and galleries, in a campus known for its remarkable architecture, collections of art from illuminated manuscripts to modern sculpture, and its own galleries dedicated to contemporary art, and to the junctures of art and sciences. The department has an international reputation for research in several fields of art history, both Irish and international, and has hosted a vibrant cohort of post-graduates and research fellows. The interdisciplinary approach of the department fosters connections with other areas of study within and beyond the university.

This website will introduce you to the staff, and to the courses and facilities on offer to those with an interest in the study of art, its forms and techniques, its history and place in society, and in particular, the ways in which art images, objects and structures can be read and interpreted.

Dr Rachel Moss

Head of Department

News & Events

Making MagnificenceThe top prize in British architectural history, the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion, has been awarded to Christine Casey, Professor in Architectural History, at Trinity College Dublin.

The Eighteenth-Century Drogheda Town House: a Material-Culture Analysis
Aisling Durkan, Ph.D. research student
Department of History of Art & Architecture (TCD)
Part of the Research Seminar Series in Art History

John Gerrard, Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), 2017 (detail, still)In this Brief Time: Art, Environment and Ecology
A Symposium
November 24th

Book of Kells The Book Of Durrow To Go On Loan To The British Library
In advance of it taking its temporary place in the British Library for a landmark international exhibition, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War, next month, Dr Rachel Moss discusses the significance of the Book of Durrow.
Dr Moss has also created an online exhibition about the book for the TCD library.

Book of Kells New MOOC led by Dr Rachel Moss of the Department of History of Art and Architecture
The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece - a free online course starting 8th October 2018

Last updated 8 November 2018