Online Lectures, Courses and Friends' 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.

Gardens in Venice: A walk through Cannaregio

Thursday 29th September 11.00AM BST

Join our guided walk broadcast live from Venice and stroll through hidden areas and gardens of Cannaregio

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An Italian Grand Tour Part II

10 week course: 30th September - 9th December 2022 11.00 (UK time)

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

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Friends’ Event: Professor Deborah Howard – Venice and the Sea

Thursday 6th October 6.00PM BST

A special guest lecture for Friends of Art History in Focus given by eminent architectural historian Professor Deborah Howard

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Amphitheatre of Capua Antica

Thursday 27th October 11.00AM BST

Join our live, interactive tour broadcast live from the great amphitheatre of Capua, in the company of an expert archaeologist

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Cultural Travels from Home: Amsterdam by Boat

Monday 31st October 11.00AM GMT

Enjoy our leisurely tour through the canals of Amsterdam led by our expert guides, broadcast from their private boat!

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Cézanne At Tate: Exhibition Introduction

Monday 14th November 6.00PM GMT

Tate lecturer Janeen Haythornthwaite introduces us to the much anticipated Cézanne exhibition at Tate Modern which opens this autumn

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An Anniversary Lecture: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao & The Architecture of Frank Gehry

Monday 28th November 6.00PM GMT

This autumn marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, described as “the greatest building of our time”.  Join us for an introductory lecture.

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