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Siân Walters is an art historian and lectures for the National Gallery, The Arts Society, The Wallace Collection, Friends of the Royal Academy, The London Art History Society, The Art Fund and many other art societies and colleges in the UK and Europe. She was also a lecturer at Surrey University for many years. Having graduated from Cambridge University, Siân spent four years in Italy and France where she worked for the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the eminent scholar H.C. Robbins Landon.  As well as running Art History in Focus, she spends much of the year lecturing abroad, particularly in Italy and Spain, and is well known for her enthusiastic, structured yet informal approach. Siân is delighted to have been named a Highly Commended finalist in the Wanderlust World’s Best Guide Awards in 2016. Siân was honoured to be asked to teach the first ever online course for The National Gallery (Stories of Art) in September 2020 as well as the first online course given by The Wallace Collection in July 2020, She also gave the first Zoom lecture for The Arts Society,


Art History in Focus also draws on the knowledge and expertise of a number of distinguished guest and visiting lecturers, as well as curators and academics who often join us for study days and tours. For further information about some of the lecturers who work with us, please click the link below.

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We are delighted to have received many wonderful comments from our tour, study day, lecture and course participants. Please click the link below to see their feedback about Art History in Focus.

We had such a wonderful visit to Bruges – your organisation is exceptional, your knowledge awe-inspiring and your “joie de vivre” infectious! We had such a special and memorable few days with you – thank you for all the hours of work and thoughtfulness that goes into making your trips such magical occasions"

Mr and Mrs Richard and Angela Fry

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For the latest Art History in Focus news including tour and event updates, Siân’s exhibition and book recommendations, as well as the latest art world news, please click the link below.

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Siân is not just a lecturer, she is a true enthusiast and obviously loves paintings, sculpture, architecture and history. Her passion for her subjects enthused us all.”

Mr Linton Rainbow

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