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 Florence: Treasures of Art and Architecture

8 week course: 16th April - 4th June 11.00AM

An exciting new course combining art lectures and exclusive, live virtual visits and walking tours in Florence - includes the world's first live, virtual tour of the Medici Palace and Casa Buonarroti

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Painting in Focus: Caravaggio's Taking of Christ

Monday 17th May 6.00PM

A live online lecture exploring one of his Caravaggio's most extraordinary masterpieces in depth.

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Private Opening of the Library at San Francesco della Vigna in Venice

Thursday 20th May, 11.00AM

A private opening of one of the most important libraries in Italy, accompanied by Friar Rino Sgarbossa, and the magnificent church of San Francesco della Vigna

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Basilica of San Marco, Venice

Saturday 29th May, 11.00AM BST

Join us for the world's first ever livestream tour of the iconic Basilica of San Marco in Venice!

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Kremlin, Moscow

Tuesday 1st June 11.00 AM

Join our live, walking tour of the Kremlin in Moscow with one of the city's best guides - the first of its kind!

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Cultural Travels from Home: Porto and its Cathedral

Thursday 3rd June 11.00AM

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

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Artist in Focus: Murillo in Seville

Monday 7th June 6.00pm

A live evening talk dedicated to Andalucia’s most famous and popular painter, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan

Thursday 10th June 2.00pm

The world's first ever live, curator-led virtual tour of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and art collection

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Painting in Focus: Las Meninas

Monday 14th June 6.00pm

A live online lecture exploring one of the world's most popular portraits with Art History in Focus director, Siân Walters

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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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Enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including prize draws, special events and priority booking

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Loyalty Scheme

Enjoy a gift selection of fine wines for every 4 tours you book with us

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