Henri-Edmond Cross, L'air du soir, c.1893, Musée d'Orsay (detail)

What’s on: future seminar series and schools

Seminars and schools are new additions to our programme. In seminars we aim to provide a small group of around twenty members an opportunity to explore a particular aspect of art and architecture in close detail, and to discuss the topic as the seminar unfolds under the direction of an expert in the field. The length of the series will vary depending on the subject, but will usually involve sessions of a couple of hours a week for several weeks.

Schools provide a similar opportunity for the deeper examination of a subject but with larger numbers attending and with less participation.

Fees vary according to the length of the seminar series or the school, but the current school costs £75. Seminars and schools are for members only.

Studiolo and Kunstkammer: The Renaissance Collector 1430-1560

  • Wed 16 - Fri 18 May 2018
    Wednesday, Thursday 11.00 to 15.30 (Access from 10.30) Friday Visits: 10.15, 11.30, 13.30 or 14.45 (All one hour duration)
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall,/V&A Museum
  • Lecturer: Clare Ford-Wille

This is a new three-day event consisting of a combination of lectures and a guided small group visit to the V&A. It will explore the emergence of the collector during the Renaissance period by looking at the small, private studies (studioli), found in many palaces and large houses, and the development of the idea in Northern Europe into the kunstkammer, or ‘art chamber’, during the sixteenth century.

Seminar Series and Schools Organiser

Sue Anstruther


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