Drawing for block-printed fabric Tulip and Willow by William Morris, 1873

What’s on: future study days

Study days are designed to explore specific subjects in depth, under the leadership of one or more expert lecturers. The topics range widely but we try to include subjects relating to forthcoming major exhibitions in London where possible, and recent study days have included Anglo-Saxon Treasures, the Arts and Craft Movement, Cubism and Caravaggio.

Study days are held at various central London locations (often either the Conway Hall, Bloomsbury Baptist Church Hall or the Keynes Library at Birkbeck) and typically last for five or six hours, including breaks for refreshments (tea and coffee provided) and lunch (not included).

Current fees for study days are £38 and are for members only.

Members only

Lorenzo Lotto’s Portraits

  • Wed 5 December 2018
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Clare Ford-Wille

This study day coincides with an exhibition of Lotto’s portraits at the National Gallery and will offer an opportunity to study his activity in northern Italy and the Marches. It will examine not only his work as a portraitist of some of the most innovative portraits at the time but also his striking altarpieces, in which his enthusiasm for portraiture invigorates his religious figures and donors.

Members only

Music and Revolution, 1917-32

  • Fri 8 February 2019
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: David Nice

To complement our study day last year on Russian art and the Revolution this day will explore music of the period. It will study the compositions of Stravinsky and Prokofiev for the Ballets Russes in Paris, examine the early days of Soviet music, consider Prokofiev’s rapprochement with Russia, and how he and Shostakovich adapted to the changes imposed on artists and musicians.

Members only


  • Mon 4 March 2019
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Professor Anne Anderson

The term Jugendstil was derived from the German artistic journal Die Jugend created in Munich at the end of the nineteenth century to promote a new style of art emerging in Europe, known as Art Nouveau in France and Belgium. The study day will consider the break with contemporary traditional art and the development of this new style in Germany.

Members only

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), 1911-14

  • Thu 11 April 2019
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Tricia Passes

Der Blaue Reiter was a loose association of diverse artists founded by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc in Munich in 1911. This study day will explore the influences on the group and its relationship with the international avant-garde as well as considering women artists in the group and its overall legacy in twentieth-century art.

Study Events Coordinator

Maggie Stockton



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