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.


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Virtual Rome: Treasures of Art and Architecture

8 week course: 6th May - 1st July

An exciting new course combining art lectures with exclusive. livestream museum visits and walking tours in Rome. Includes a private opening of the Palazzo Colonna and a special guest lecture by author Sarah Dunant

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Doge's Palace and La Serenissima

Thursday 12th May 11.30AM

Join us for an exclusive livestream tour of the magnificent Doge's Palace in Venice, by special permission of the director

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Danube Cruise by Night

Thursday 26th May, 8.00pm

Join us for a cruise in Budapest, and catch the magical "blue hour" as we sail along the famous River Danube

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Cultural Travels from Home: Pompeii Revisited

Thursday 9th June 11.00AM

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

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Artist in Focus: Peter Paul Rubens

Monday 13th June 6.00PM

An online live lecture exploring the life and work of Peter Paul Rubens

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Friends' Event: The Baring Archive in London

Wednesday 15th June

A private event and reception in London, for Friends of Art History in Focus

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Curator's Introduction - Reframed: The Woman in the Window

Monday 20th June 6.00PM

Curator Dr Jennifer Sliwka introduces us to her new exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Leonardo's best pupil: Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio

Monday 27th June, 6.00PM

A special guest lecture given by the esteemed Renaissance scholar and author, Dr Antonio Mazzotta

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A Walking Tour of Lisbon: from the Casa dos Bicos to the Ribeira Market

Thursday 30th June, 11.00AM

Enjoy a live, interactive walking tour with our expert guide in Lisbon, with a focus on different architectural styles, including Renaissance, Baroque and Art Deco.

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

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