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First, and most obviously, while art history is an academic discipline, taught and researched in universities, a great deal of art history is also done in museums and galleries , as well as in auction houses and commercial galleries (largely in relation to attribution and matters of provenance).( 7 ) The diverse nature of the places in which art history gets practised and communicated means that the literature of art history is very diverse too.
Art history’s role in enabling us to engage imaginatively with the past remains an important one, and its scholarly investigation and celebration of the visual materials that societies use and value has perhaps, as we come to terms with globalisation, never been more vital.
His magisterial History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past (New Haven & London, 1993) describes how history came to use art as historical evidence, from the first uses of coins in the 15th century, through Michelet and Hegel, to Huizinga.
In a study by researchers from University of Kansas, students who were selected to visit a museum shows stronger critical thinking skills, displayed higher levels of social tolerance, exhibited greater historical empathy and developed a taste for art museums and cultural institutions.