Courses & Lectures
Art History in Focus organises various courses throughout the year, which are open for all to join.
These are characterised by a relaxed and entertaining learning environment, which often allows for lively discussion.
Lectures normally last one to two hours with a break for refreshments, and the talks are illustrated by high quality digital images.
Exploring the Late Renaissance Collection at the National Gallery
6 week course: 17 May - 21 June 2013
A new approach to exploring both well-loved and little-known works in the National Gallery, featuring a special in-depth contribution from the Gallery’s Head of Art Handling.
Take One Picture
10 week course: 4 October - 13 December 2013
In this new series of lectures we look at ten works of art which have changed the course of Western Art in order to discover why they have attained cult status. Works under discussion will include John Singer Sargent's "Mme X", Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks", Salvador Dali’s "The Persistence of Memory", and Manet’s "Le déjeuner sur l'herbe"
For details of Siân Walters’s up-and-coming public lectures, please click the link below.
PRIVATE Courses & Lectures
Consider the flexibility of a private art history lecture or course, which can take place in a venue of your choice at a time convenient to you.
Lecture, Course and Study Day Topics
If you are planning a corporate event, or considering a private lecture or tour of a museum or exhibitions, here are some suggestions.
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