Short course
European Royal Collecting

Wednesday 18 April 2018 - Wednesday 13 June 2018

  • Wednesday 18 April 2018 - Wednesday 13 June 2018

  • Seminar Room 5

  • Course price £325.00 - £399.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Discover the splendour and riches of the most celebrated royal collections in Europe from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century. Spanning four centuries of royal patronage and collecting, this eight-week Short Course will provide a unique insight into the majesty and luxury of the collections that have shaped Europe’s cultural heritage.

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Dr Barbara Lasic

Course Leader Dr Barbara Lasic

Barbara Lasic is Lecturer in History of Art and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes at the University of Buckingham. She has a PhD on the collecting of eighteenth-century French decorative arts in Britain, 1789-1914. Until recently, Barbara was part of the curatorial team involved in the redevelopment of the V&A’s Europe: 1600-1800 galleries.

V&A short courses have been one of the most interesting things I have ever done - it has been a delight. 2015/2016 Short Course Student

Course Overview

Examining the contents of precious cabinets of curiosities, exotic menageries, and imposing paintings
galleries, the course will offer a tantalizing glimpse of the types of objects and works of art coveted by the likes of Rudolf II, Louis XIV, and Napoleon and Josephine. A series of lectures will examine the artistic and cultural climate that enabled the creation of those collections, while a number of site visits will allow students to examine first-hand the magnificent range of fine and decorative arts produced for Europe’s royal families.

This 8 week course will have a half term on the 30 May.

£399 full price, £359 over 60s, £325 concessions
(concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)


Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love and enjoy thought-provoking lectures in a group who share your passion. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Short course: European Royal Collecting

18 April 2018 - 13 June 2018

£325.00 - £399.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)