Courses & Events

Art History in Focus organises various lectures and 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.

All of Siân’s lectures are currently being live streamed – these are easy to access, entertaining and informative, with prices from £10. Tune in from anywhere in the world - join the live sessions with Q&A, or watch later on catch-up.

Our Cultural Travels from Home programme comprises guided tours and exclusive museum openings, broadcast live from various cultural cities around the world. We are delighted to have been allowed special access to some of the world’s greatest galleries and cultural sites - please check our programme below which is updated regularly.



Virtual Venice: Treasures of Art and Architecture

10 week course: 8th January-19th March 2021

An exciting new course combining art lectures and exclusive, live virtual visits and walking tours in Venice

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

Thursday 4th March 10.30AM

Enjoy an exclusive, live visit to Assisi and the world's first ever virtual tour of the Basilica of St Francis

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Guest Lecture: The Mosaics of Ravenna

Monday 8th March 6.00pm

An evening lecture with guest speaker Dr Richard Stemp, exploring the history of Ravenna and its beautiful mosaics

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Walking Tour of Red Square, Moscow

Thursday 11th March 11.00AM

Join our live walking tour of the iconic Red Square in Moscow with one of the city's best guides

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A Private Opening of Raphael at the Palazzo Baldeschi

Wednesday 17th March 10.30am

A special guest event and live, private museum opening, for Friends of Art History in Focus

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Cultural Travels from Home: Michelangelo in Milan

Thursday 18th March 11.00AM

An exclusive curator-led tour of the Sforza Castle in Milan, focusing on Michelangelo's Rondanini Pietà

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Walking Tour of Florence

Thursday 25th March 11.00AM

Join us live from Florence as we celebrate the start of the Florentine year and Dante's anniversary commemorations

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Painting in Focus: Piero della Francesca's Resurrection

Monday 29th March 6.00pm (BST)

Join our Easter lecture in which we explore one of Piero della Francesca's most beautiful and intriguing masterpieces

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Spring Social and Art Quiz

Monday 12th April 6.00pm

Join Siân for a free quiz and social and win some fantastic prizes

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Walking Tour of The Jewish Quarter in Budapest

Thursday 15th April 11.00AM

Join us for a live walking tour through the Jewish Quarter in Budapest with expert local guide

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Virtual Florence: Treasures of Art and Architecture

8 week course: 16th April - 4th June 2021

An exciting new course combining art lectures and exclusive, live virtual visits and walking tours in Florence

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Artist in Focus: Dürer's Journeys to Italy

Monday 19th April 6.00pm

Our live evening lecture explores the impact of the Italian Renaissance on Dürer’s work, and how he in turn influenced painters from Carpaccio to Titian.

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Cultural Travels from Home: Downtown Lisbon

Thursday 22nd April 11.00AM

Enjoy a live, interactive walking tour in downtown Lisbon with our expert guide

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Guest Lecture: Black Presence in Paintings from the Barber Institute

Monday 26th April 6.00pm

A special guest lecture with Leslie Primo exploring the representation of black figures in masterpieces from the Barber Institute Collection

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Cultural Travels from Home: An Architectural Tour of Ljubljana

Thursday 29th April 11.00AM

A live walking tour exploring the many beautiful buildings in Slovenia's capital city

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Walking Tour of Prague

Thursday 6th May, 11.00AM

Join our walking tour through the historic centre of Prague, one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

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Painting in Focus: In Conversation - The Ambassadors

Monday 10th May 6.00pm

An informal and entertaining interactive, live discussion about Holbein's masterpiece

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Musical Journey through Spain

Thursday 13th May, 6.00 PM

Explore the history of Spanish guitar music in this exclusive live recital and interview, with internationally renowned classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski

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Public Lectures

For details of Siân Walters’s up-and-coming public lectures, please click the link below.

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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.

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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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