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Art History: A Renaissance Weekend

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Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM (BST)

Art History: A Renaissance Weekend

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  • A weekend of remarkable artworks and lively discussion, introducing Renaissance and Classical highlights of the National Gallery, British Museum and V&A Collections.

    This special Mumsnet Academy course will be run by Art History Abroad (AHA), an organisation with over thirty years experience of introducing people of all ages to the joys of art history and culture, both at home and abroad.

    Over the weekend, you should expect a combination of lively lectures, good lunches and gallery visits in small groups led by engaging, imaginative and learned tutors. 

    Each day will comprise a morning lecture before dividing up into small groups for the visits to the galleries and museums. 
  • What's Included

    Day 1 - Saturday 20 April

    10.00 – 11.00: Lecture Nicholas Ross Love and Marriage in the Renaissance
    11.00 – 11.15: Questions
    Group A and B
    11.15: Go to The National Gallery to arrive by 12.00 for a light lunch in the National Gallery Dining Rooms run by Peyton and Byrne.
    13.30: The Birth of the Renaissance to include works by Simone Martini, Masaccio, Uccello and Piero della Francesca.
    14.45: Coffee in the National Gallery Dining Rooms
    15.00 – 16.00: High Renaissance Masters including works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian
    Group C and D
    11.30: Coffee at the Court Cafe at the British Museum
    12.00: Masters of Antiquity: the Origins of the Renaissance to include the Elgin Marbles
    13.00: A light lunch in South Kensington
    14.30 – 16.00: The Victoria and Albert Museum: an afternoon exploring the treasures of their Renaissance Galleries and Cast Court collection; with works by Donatello, Michelangelo and Luca della Robbia
    Day 2 - Sunday 21 April 
    10.00 – 11.00: Lecture: Tom Parsons, Bellini and other Venetian Cocktails
    11.00 – 11.15: Questions
    Groups swap over with a repeat of the itinerary on day one.
  • Tutor Details

    Nicholas Ross: Director of Art History Abroad. Nick’s charm, wit and infectious knowledge and enthusiasm have made him a much sought after lecturer and guide. He has taught in Italy for over 22 years, published books on Canaletto, Miro and an artistic guide to Florence. In addition Nick has written numerous book reviews and presented an arts programme for the Discovery Channel. He was voted the No. 1 Guide in the Daily TelegraphReview.

    Alex Fielding: Director of The Bigger Picture. Alex works with students of various ages both at home and abroad, tutoring in Italy and for private clients in London. She completed a BA in Modern History at Oxford and following this studied Roman Baroque Architecture at the Courtauld Institute for her Masters. She travels extensively in the UK giving talks on a wide variety of art-related topics and has written two books: one on the artist Gary Bunt and the other on an old English Family.

    Author, lecturer and teacher, Tom Parsons is a gifted communicator and long-term lecturer at the National Gallery. He has long tutored for Art History Abroad and has led trips all over the world, to Italy, France, Spain and Syria and is currently a housemaster and teaches English and History of Art at St Mary’s School, Ascot.  A prolific author, he has written books on subjects including  Mantegna, Post-Impressionism, Renoir, An Artistic Guide to London and One Hundred Treasures from Buckingham Palace.


  • More Information

    This course will take place Saturday 20 April to Sunday 21 April 2013 with the lectures taking place at The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX (TBC). 


    Registration begins at 9.30am. 
Have questions about Art History: A Renaissance Weekend? Contact Mumsnet Academy

When & Where

The Georgian Group
6 Fitzroy Square

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM (BST)

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