Short course
Unearthed: Part 2

Thursday 10 January 2019 - Thursday 21 March 2019

  • Thursday 10 January 2019 - Thursday 21 March 2019

  • Seminar Room 4

  • Course price £380.00 - £472.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

Explore the rich, cultural history of gardens and gardening over a thousand years, bringing to life some of the world’s most beautiful and magnificent examples. You will examine depictions and representations of gardens and flowers in the V&A’s collections. Discover the origins of the most influential gardening styles and some of the world’s principal gardeners, horticulturalists, designers and garden artists.

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Christine Lalumia

Course Leader Christine Lalumia

Christine Lalumia lectures and writes on the design and garden histories of the late 19th and 20th centuries. A Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, she was previously the Deputy Director of The Geffrye, Museum of the Home, London for 21 years. Christine is now Executive Director of Contemporary Applied Arts.

I enjoyed the broad spectrum of content in the short course I attended. Christine Lalumia is an excellent speaker. 2017/8 course student

Course Overview

This course has been designed as a companion to Unearthed 1 which ran in 2015-16. It is suitable for those who took the first part or as a standalone course.
You will learn how gardens can reflect the concerns and beliefs of the wider society which created them. Consider how meaning has been ascribed to gardens over the centuries, how the availability of exotic and initially unfamiliar plant species led to the formation of great plant collections and botanic gardens and which plants were considered the most valuable or fashionable of their day. From the attempts to re-create paradise to the expression of power in landscape, to the increasing engagement of women with growing and tending, you will gain new ways in which to think about the garden as a social and artistic space.


Further information

• This course has a Half Term break on 21 February • Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Short course: Unearthed: Part 2

10 January 2019 - 21 March 2019

£380.00 - £472.00

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)