Art History, Classics, Religious Studies and Museum and Heritage Studies are scholarly disciplines that explore the cultural, artistic, textual and religious traditions that have shaped our world. Whether studying the ancient past or the present, research and teaching in these disciplines examines the beliefs, texts, rituals and creative activities that give depth and meaning to human existence.
For a second year running a Preventive Conservation Study tour to Naples, Italy is being held from Monday the 27th October to Wednesday 12th November 2014. This tour enables students to experience the care of Italian Heritage first hand and hands on as part of the Sibyllam Project. Read More
Welcome to the School of Art History, Classics, and Religious Studies (SACR) which includes Museum and Heritage Studies.The academic disciplines embraced within SACR examine the great cultural, artistic, intellectual and spiritual traditions that have shaped, and continue to shape, today's world. As such, the School is a proud and vibrant part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University. Our teaching staff, recognised experts in their fields, offer courses that strive to understand our world better by exploring its roots in classical antiquity, its rich religious diversity, and its grand artistic and cultural heritage. Read more
Roger Blackley’s, ARTH 406 Cultures of Collecting Honours, class recently visited the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn about rare book collecting and curating.
The group were hosted by Ruth Lightbourne, Curator of Alexander Turnbull Library’s Rare Books and Fine Printing Collection. Read more
Associate Professor Joseph Bulbulia has been awarded NZD $769,000 in a highly competitive Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant to enrich the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS) coverage of religion and spirituality at the level of communities across New Zealand. Dr John Shaver has been employed for a period of three years as a post-doctoral researcher to work on this project. The project will identify links across and within spiritual and community networks, assess patterns of stability and change in these networks over time, and measure their practical impact on the health, well-being, and life-satisfaction of community members. Read More