The Art History section is one of the oldest and largest in the Netherlands, conducting research on and teaching a wide array of Art Historical themes. Willem Vogelsang was the first professor of art history in Utrecht (and in the Netherlands) in 1907. He specialised in analysing the history of composition in art and engaged specialists in the fields of architectural history, iconography and the material-technical aspects of the work of art.

Besides our focus on art historical periods, it now also includes digital art history, material and technical art history, global and transcultural art history, heritage and society, curating and other focus areas. For all our fields of expertise, please have a look at the personal pages of the staff members below.


All staff members