Benefitting from an exceptional archive and museum at the University of Aberdeen, the History of Art staff have a distinct research profile in Scottish History of Art. At the same time they foster strong links with the rest of Europe and have additional interests in early modern art, particularly in Italy, the Low Countries and England.

The department is home to the Buildings of Scotland Project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Researchers have produced the definitive inventory of Scottish Architecture for Aberdeenshire, Moray and Aberdeen. This project opens up the entire field of North-East Scottish architecture for further research.

Recent research in Pictish Sculpture has led to the creation of the St Vigeans Museum, funded by Historic Scotland. It relates to the Northern Picts Project being conducted in the Archaeology Department. 

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