Applications are now open for the MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2016-2017.
The Courtauld is one of the leading centres in the world for education and research in history of art and conservation.
unique one-year MA is offered by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation
Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at The Courtauld. It combines
teaching in the key tenets of Buddhism, the history of Buddhist art, and
the making and conservation of Buddhist art. Taught by a wide range of
specialists, it includes a field trip to conservation and management
projects in Asia. Drawing on The Courtauld’s research and conservation
work in Bhutan, China and India, this MA is specifically designed to
equip students with:
• knowledge of the central concepts and tenets of Buddhism, and their historical diffusion;
• knowledge of the history of Buddhist art in its various religious, social, cultural and political contexts;
• knowledge of the making of various types of Buddhist art;
knowledge of the approaches to the conservation of Buddhist art, and an
understanding of the ethical, technical and administrative contexts;
• on-site exposure to conservation and management projects on Buddhist art in Asia.
this full-time, twelve-month course, teaching is mainly concentrated in
three 11-week terms, but supervision of the dissertation continues
during the summer months (June - September). Students undertake a
dissertation which will consider an aspect of the original techniques,
conservation, management, curating, history or use of Buddhist art.
MA provides a comprehensive grounding in the history of Buddhism,
Buddhist art and its conservation both for those intending to pursue
further specialist conservation education, and for others who wish to
proceed into related fields such as art-historical research, curating,
eight students are accepted and applicants from different academic and
geographical backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in
the field is not required.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION for field trips is provided by the Ho Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at the Courtauld.
The Ho Centre offers a significant number of substantial scholarships
for the MA, awarded on the basis of merit and need.
Applications are due 17.00 GTM 16 February 2016.
For more information and to apply please visit
The Courtauld Institute of Art