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.



Great Women Artists: from Lavinia Fontana to Barbara Hepworth

7 week course: 29th May - 17th July 2020

A new online course exploring the fascinating and complex role of women as painters, sculptors and photographers.

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In Conversation: The Botticelli Code

Wednesday 10th June 6pm

An informal and entertaining interactive, live discussion about Sandro Botticelli

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Brothers of the Brush: Artist Monks in 15th century Florence

Monday 15th June 6pm

An online live lecture at 6.00pm British Summer Time (BST)

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Memling to Rubens: Flemish Painting at the Wallace Collection

Wednesday 17th June to Friday 19th June 11am-1pm

Explore the history and enduring appeal of Flemish Art through a study of paintings in the Wallace Collection. Live-streamed lectures and Q and A

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Frida Kahlo: A Life on Canvas

Wednesday 24th June 6pm

An online live lecture at 6.00pm British Summer Time (BST)

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Raphael of Urbino: An Anniversary Lecture

Monday 29th June 6pm

An online live lecture commemorating Raphael's anniversary year

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The Golden Age of Spanish Art

Tuesday 30th June to Thursday 2nd July 11am-1pm

Explore the magnificence of Spanish 17th century painting in our short course accessible from anywhere in the world. Live-streamed lectures with Q and A

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Leonardo da Vinci: Masterpieces in Milan

Wednesday 8th July 6pm

Unravel the secrets of The Last Supper and other masterpieces by Leonardo in this online, live lecture

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Through the Looking Glass - Mirrors and Reflections in Art

Monday 13th July 6pm

An online live lecture at 6.00pm British Summer Time (BST)

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The Ghent Altarpiece and Jan van Eyck

Monday 20th July 6pm

An online live lecture at 6.00pm British Summer Time (BST)

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The Glory of Venice - Masterpieces of the National Gallery

Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th July 11am-1pm

Join our new course exploring the enduring appeal of Venetian Art in the company of one of the National Gallery's specialist lecturers, Siân Walters. Live streamed lectures and Q and A

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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!”

Caroline Tate

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