These are structured to provide an appreciation and understanding of a wide range of paintings and other art objects, through close observation, comparison and discussion. We will look at selected works in order to discover how and why they were created, as well as relevant social and cultural issues to establish an art historical context.
We offer a number of tours - typically lasting just over two hours - which have proved popular in the past and can also design bespoke sessions for your group or organisation. Examples of two previous tours are detailed below:
The Wallace Collection: An introductory tour
Discover one of the most outstanding small art collections in the world and the story of the family which assembled it. Highlights include French 18thC art, princely arms and armour and Old Master paintings.
Tate Britain: Visit to the Prints & Drawings Rooms
This visit provides an opportunity to get up close to unframed British drawings and prints not on general display, in an intimate environment with Tate staff on hand to answer questions. Themes have included the figure, portraiture and landscape.