Art History in Spain: development, narratives, proposals


"Art History in Spain: development, narratives, proposals" is the title of a research projet promoted by the Research Group "Contemporary Visual Culture" (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and supported by Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación (Goverment of Spain).

The aim of this projet is to study:

  • The scope and evolution of Spanish Art History in the field of research, bearing in mind the current situation since the autonomy of the discipline has been questioned.
  • The strengthening and progress of Art History in Spain among Humanities from the beginning of the 20th Century until 1990 when the Bacherlor’s Degree was established by law (Real Decreto 1449/1990); and the crisis in 2004 in the context of university reforms in Spain, in order to join the European Higher Education Area (as is well known, in a first instance, Degree in Art History was not contemplated).
  • The debate over the discipline and its methodology. This has not been of interest for most professionals in Spain, where there is also a lack of associations.

Organizes: Grupo de investigación Cultura Visual Contemporánea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), IULCE
With the collaboration of: Museo de América, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Ediciones Polifemo

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