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 II: Treasures of Art and Architecture

10 week course: 1st October - 10th December 2021

An exciting new course combining art lectures with exclusive. livestream museum visits and walking tours in Venice

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Artist in Focus: Manet's Portraits

Monday 29th November 6.00PM

Join us for a live, online lecture exploring the beautiful and sometimes intriguing portraits of Édouard Manet

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Christmas Painting in Focus: Botticelli's Mystic Nativity

Monday 13th December 6.00pm

Join us for a special Christmas online lecture

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Cultural Travels from Home: Explore Herculaneum with an Archaeologist

Thursday 16TH December 10.00AM

Join our live, interactive tour broadcast live from the ancient city of Herculaneum, in the company of an expert archaeologist

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We Three Kings: The Journey of the Magi

Thursday 6th January 11.00AM

Join our guest lecturer Leslie Primo on the feast day of Epiphany as we explore the story of the Three Kings in art

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An Italian Grand Tour

10 week online course: 14th January - 25th March

An exciting new online course combining art lectures with exclusive, livestream museum visits and walking tours in Venice, Milan, Florence and Naples.

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Cultural Travels from Home: Moscow's Metro

Thursday 20th January 11.00AM

Join our live tour of Moscow's iconic metro system in the company of one of the city's best guides - a unique tour!

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Dürer's Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist

Monday 24th January 6.00PM

An introduction to the current exhibition at the National Gallery in London, exploring the impact of the Italian and Netherlandish Renaissance on Dürer’s work, and how he in turn influenced painters from Carpaccio to Titian.

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Friends' Event: The Science of Art, Behind the Scenes at the National Gallery

Thursday 27th January 6.00PM

A special guest lecture for Friends of Art History in Focus given by the esteemed scientist Rachel Billinge

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Museo Correr, Venice

Thursday 3rd February 11.00AM

We have special permission to broadcast a live, guided tour in one of Venice's most beautiful museums - don't miss it!

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Love, Seduction and Courtship in the Renaissance: A Valentine's Lecture

Monday 7th February 6.00PM

Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with our special lecture on love and marriage in paintings at the National Gallery

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Painting in Focus: La Liseuse (The Reader)

Monday 28th February 6.00PM

We celebrate World Book Day this week with a lecture on The Reader, by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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Painting in Focus: The Mona Lisa

Monday 14th March 6.00PM

Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Join us as we explore Leonardo's famous masterpiece together.

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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 for another totally brilliant experience, you give us so much to enjoy and to contemplate in all these amazing online sessions!”

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