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Art historians study and write about works of art. They may also deliver lectures on art history, advise on art, look after historical and contemporary art collections, and research and present exhibitions.
Art Historian

Art historians evaluate, restore and preserve a wide variety of artworks. They are concerned with various historical aspects of the artworks such as the artistic movements to which they belong and the political context in which they were created.

The art historian’s job can vary greatly depending on where they are employed. An art historian could work in education, as a curator or an appraiser, a preservationist, or in publishing or journalism. Oftentimes it depends on where a person’s talent lies. For example, those who are good at writing may be interested in pursuing a career in journalism or publishing and those who have a good eye for detail and a steady hand may like to try preservation work – restoring artworks as close to their original state a possible.