There are many career options open to students of art history. These careers include: museum and gallery work (exhibition development, registration, art handling, public relations, development, grant writing, museum education, program development and volunteer coordination).
Arts administration and non-profit management (within museums, city offices of cultural affairs, public art departments, granting organizations, U.S. Embassies, study aboard offices).
Various positions within auction houses (research, appraisals, customer relations and public relations).
Library science (special collections, art librarianship, digital resource management).
For further information on these careers and many others consult the following resources: N.E. Schlatter. Museum Careers: A Practical Guide for Students and Novices (Left Coast Press, 2009); Association of Arts Administration Education; Careers in Art Librarianship and Visual Resources; Careers in Historic Preservation; Career Alternatives for Art Historians; and the American Association of Museums.
Graduate Programs of Interest
Master in Business Administration for Arts and Cultural Events
IED Istituto Europeo di Design
The Master in Business Administration in Arts and Cultural Events program is designed for post-graduate student who wish to specialize professionally in the world of art market and cultural entrepreneurship. It is also intended for professionals and consultants already working in such sector. People currently working in field areas different from the above mentioned ones could also benefit from such program in so much as it could provide them with an opportunity to investigate their knowledge of such topics to take on different professional ventures and new entrepreneurial activities.