Courses & Events

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.



STEALING BEAUTY: A History of Art Theft and Crime

7 week course: 17th May - 28th June 2019

Explore the fascinating history of art theft and forgery with guest lectures by two of the world’s leading experts

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Morgan Szymanski Guitar Recital

Friday 5th July 2019

A special recital given by internationally renowned classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski

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Van Eyck to Rubens: Masters of Flemish Painting

10 week course: 4th October - 13th December 2019

Explore the life and works of Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, Pieter Bruegel, Peter Paul Rubens, David Teniers, Anthony van Dyck and many others

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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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Thank you so much for your excellent Art History evenings - I really feel I have benefited from the course and you have made my visits to the National Gallery much more enjoyable and rewarding”

Caroline Tate

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