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The Institute of Art History at the University of Bern teaches and researches the full range of European and North American art from the early Christian era to the present, including contemporary art in its global context. This research program is organized around five core areas of study: Pre-modern art history, early modern art history, modern and contemporary art history, the history of architecture and monument preservation, and the history of textile arts. The Institute‘s primary focus is on the traditional art historical media of architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts (with emphasis on textile arts), as well as photography and new media. The Institute in Bern offers numerous seminars, excursions, and lectures in English in order to explicitly encourage the development of a broader range of international scholarly exchange and dialogue.

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