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History of Art Personal Statements

Your personal statement should describe what appeals to you about the history of art, and why you want to learn more about it at university to enter a career as a conservator, museum curator, heritage manager or one of many other options.

Admissions tutors want to know why you make a strong history of arts candidate, and the skills and experience you can bring to their department.

Our history of art personal statement examples should inspire you to write your own unique statement, and help you understand how students have successfully applied for this course in the past.

I have always been interested in the world's culture: its history and art. Philosophy and languages proved themselves a perfect tool to describe and explain various conceptions of human mind, so that one could understand the specific meaning and value of each of them...
History of Art is the door to artistic, cultural, historical and personal enrichment. With motivation and effort it can also lead to truly interesting career opportunities, most notably as far as I am concerned, fine art auctioneer...
Looking at the face of the figure central to Waterhouse's "The Soul of the Rose" alongside the Tennyson poem it was inspired by, I found myself hooked, not just by the detail of the painting, but by the emotion it conveyed...
If I had to pinpoint one of the moments in my life where I knew I would dedicate my life to art, it would be when I was ten years-old standing in front of ‘Le Penseur’ at the Musee Rodin. While wondering why groups of people stopped to take pictures of a “statue of a sitting naked man”, I was frustrated by not being able to appreciate what this sculpture represented...