Art history: the benefits

‘But really, why do you study art history?!’

When I decided to study art history at the University of Utrecht in 2004, a lot of people asked me why the hell on earth I chose a study with absolutely NO (no, no, noooo) career perspective? My standard feedback’s were always similar to: ‘Well yeah, my favorite courses on high school were art and history.’ (you didn’t see that one coming, huh?) and ‘I am extremely visually oriented and interested in the way people saw and visualized the world in different time periods.’ Well to cut a possible long story short, here is probably the most perfect answer I could ever give to anyone: