Work Experience in History of Art


The internship comprises a sum of activities, of professional level, developed by the students in real institutions, according to a plan supervised and evaluated by the teacher. This plan may include the participation in activities such as: research, writting, cataloguing, inventory, communication to the public, conservation and exhibition of works of art. In order to be succeded and evaluated, the student must fulfill a programme of 230 hour of work. Interns shall contact periodically the Supervisor from FCSH, while their activities are monitored by a Supervisor from the host institution.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Alicia Miguélez Cavero


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 336

Teaching language





Variável em função da natureza do estágio.

Teaching method

Each curricular year, the teacher responsible for the Interships will gather with the students registered for this curricular unit, in order to find the most suitable host institutions for each of them, whether public or private. The students will be supervised by the teacher nominated by the Scientific Council of the Department, which will work in collaboration with a second supervisor chosen by the host institution. The students must create an Intership Diary, in which he/she will register the number of hours of work as well as the summary of the activities developed. The students must also write a Final Report of the whole experience of Intership, with a minimum length of 25 pages.

Evaluation method

Available soon

Subject matter

The major objective of the Internship in Art History, which is to enrich the theoretical knowledge acquired in other curricular units through its implemenation in the community, is achieved through the partnership with several institutions such as museums, ateliers, auction houses, house-museums and monuments. The students work in those institutions allows them to get in contact with the professional world, in a supported and structures experience that creates the opportunity to define future preferences and to develop some important complementary skills. Moreover, this is a vital channel of exchange between the university and the community. It shows the institutions the Department’s level of education and makes it more clear to the Department what are the real needs and conditions of the institutions’ work.


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