Short course
Rediscovering the Renaissance

Tuesday 3 October 2017 - Tuesday 28 November 2017

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017 - Tuesday 28 November 2017

  • Seminar Room 4

  • Course price £325.00 - £399.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

Discoveries came to light in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that helped to shape what the ‘Renaissance’ means to us. From archaeological finds and revelations in archives to ‘hidden’ collections, these discoveries take many forms. The importance of Old Masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli and the mythologies around them have long been upheld, but just as often adapted or disputed.

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Dr Amy Mechowski

Course Leader Dr Amy Mechowski

Amy Mechowski is Head of the Learning Academy at the V&A. Previously an Assistant Curator at the museum, she worked on major exhibition projects such as the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. Formerly the Programme Leader for the Art Museums, Galleries and Curating course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, she has a PhD in the History of Art from UCL.

The consistent high quality of the speakers and the variety of topics makes these outstanding short courses. 2016/17 Short Course Student

Course Overview

Who makes discoveries and why? How are Renaissance discoveries used, and how might this change the way we view both this enigmatic period and the great works that now form the canon of art history? Focusing on objects in the V&A collection to shed light on a wider phenomenon, curators and art historians will tease out both new discoveries and old in lectures and gallery visits.

This 8 week course has a half term on the 24 October.

£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 in a group who share your passion, and enjoy guided access to the V&A collections with expert tutors and lecturers. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Short course: Rediscovering the Renaissance

3 October 2017 - 28 November 2017

£325.00 - £399.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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