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Siân ran a series of free, live lectures during lockdown in 2020. These can still be viewed online for free at any time - just click here

Cultural Travels from Home

In Spring 2020 we launched a programme of online tours and visits abroad entitled Cultural Travels from Home. These include visits by special arrangement to a number of major European art galleries allowing virtual access to their collections.

We have been delighted to collaborate with major museums including the Doge's Palace, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Ca’ Rezzonico, the Casa Buonarroti, the Medici Museum, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and the Castello Sforzesco, as well as the Basilica of San Marco and the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi who have allowed us to broadcast live guided tours in return for a set fee or virtual ticket price per person. Each one of these collaborations has been a premiere and the concept/ project has been warmly received by the museum directors, so much so that many of them are now developing the idea further, either bringing their collections directly to the public through new, in-house online channels or opening up to collaborative projects with other organisations. We have received particularly warm support from the Director, President and General Secretary of Venice’s Fondazione Musei Civici.

"It was a fantastic experience ... a new vision about the museum! I hope to repeat such an exciting event!"
Dr Gabriella Belli, Director, Fondazione Musei Civici, Venice

 "It was a great honour to work together. For this, I’m really grateful to you. Hoping to meet you very soon in Perugia, I hope also to have future opportunities for a new collaboration very soon!"
Dr Maria Cristina De Angelis, Director, Fondazione Cariperugia Arte, Perugia

 "I enjoyed the tour so much, thank you for the great opportunity you gave to the museum and to your guests. In this peculiar period, art can really be a source of comfort and inspiration, even at a distance. We made this happen!"
Chiara Zanandrea, Events Coordinator, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

Check the website for upcoming Cultural Travels from Home or contact us to arrange a private event.

Arts and Culture News

For details of up-and-coming UK exhibitions and cultural information click here.

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On Google Art Tours you can explore hundreds of artworks in museums around the world in ultra-high definition. Using technology adapted from Street View, it enables viewers to wander the halls of many leading galleries and zoom in in order to explore the tiniest of details in many paintings. For more details click here.

Thank you so much for organising all of these excellent Cultural Travels from Home. It has been wonderful to be transported to so many far away places ... I so look forward to your next season of virtual tours”

Mrs M Gibbons

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