Art History - Liverpool John Moores University

History of Art and Museum Studies

Summer University

John Lennon Art and Design Building view map & directions


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The Summer Universities at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are a fantastic way to find out what life at university is really like. The whole programme is free of charge to students in Years 12/13 and all we ask is that you fund your own way to and from Liverpool.

You will spend three days and two nights working alongside our academic staff and current students. By staying in real student accommodation you will get a feeling for what it is like to live away from home. If you are from outside of Liverpool, you will have the option of a city-tour, taking in the sights and sounds of our amazing city. In addition everybody will go out each night for food in the centre of Liverpool and afterwards will take part in a range of evening activities to keep you entertained and enable you to meet new people and make friends.

The daytime academic sessions are designed to give you a real taste of what it would be like to study at LJMU and help you to decide which course is right for you! 

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During the daytime, the History of Art and Museum Studies summer university will provide you with some exclusive behind-the-scenes views of life inside galleries and museums. As our course has a special partnership with Tate Liverpool we will be going into parts of the Tate that the public never sees and meeting a Curator and the Art Handler- the person who moves around and cares for all of the precious art works. Of course we will also view the public exhibitions there and consider the art that is on display. Later we will explore other museums and galleries in Liverpool and discover the vast range of art that is exhibited. Don’t forget- Liverpool has more museums and galleries than any city in the UK other than London and so it is a fantastic place to do a degree in History of Art and Museum Studies!

On one of the days of the summer university we will also be taking a trip to see the group of Antony Gormley statues named Another Place on Crosby Beach. Here you will not only enjoy the beautiful beach and the social occasion, but learn how to analyse and understand these internationally-important sculptures.

You will also be shown around our specially-designed School of Art and Design, The John Lennon Building, which was created by top architect, Rick Mather. This is home to our course and is where you will study if you come to join us. You will see our general facilities but also our exhibition spaces and view the art on display there. Following this, the staff will present talks on diverse periods of art within Art History to show you the huge and exciting range of art that you will encounter on the degree course. You will also participate in workshops that help you to learn how to create personal interpretations of works of art and will also discover what the many career options are for students who study History of Art and Museum Studies at LJMU.

We are looking forward to meeting you in the summer and can’t wait to show you what a fantastic course we have!