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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, the course will provide a unique insight into the majesty and luxury of the collections that have shaped Europe’s cultural heritage.Read more
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
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)
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.
18 April 2018 - 13 June 2018
£325.00 - £399.00
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)