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.



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 11.00AM

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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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 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

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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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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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