Here is the diary for everything I have planned over the next few months, whether live or online. I add things in as they become fixed so… watch this space!

Talks and tours…

I am currently working on a series one-hour introductions to current exhibitions, and the next will introduce Vermeer in Amsterdam, billed as the largest collection of paintings by the great Dutch master that is ever likely to be brought together. Here are some links for more information, and to book, followed by some useful information…

Monday 13 March, 6.00pm
Vermeer 2: Amsterdam ’23
(as a date for your diaries, I am planning to talk about The ‘Other’ Vermeers – the ones that are not in the exhibition – on 5 June, the day after the Rijksmuseum’s blockbuster closes)

Monday 3 April, 6.00pm
Giorgio Morandi – exploring The Estorick Collection’s exhibition Giorgio Morandi: Masterpieces from the Magnani-Rocca Foundation. And if you don’t know who Giorgio Morandi was, as I’ve just typed on the blue link above, if Johannes Vermeer had been a 20th Century Italian Still Life painter, he would have been Giorgio Morandi…

Monday 17 April at 6pm:
The Ugly Duchess: Beauty and Satire in the Renaissance Introducing the exhibition which will be staged at the National Gallery from 16 March – 11 June 2023 

The blue links above will give you more information about the individual talks – but here’s some general information that you might find useful. For all sorts of reasons I do not record my talks (I’m keeping this paragraph in because people keep asking!) I like them to be spontaneous, and ‘in the moment’ – which recording doesn’t favour: please accept my apologies if you are not available. Booking is done by Tixoom, via the blue links. They deal with all the ticketing, and will email you straight away – so if you don’t hear from them, you should let them know. The email they sends includes the link for the talk itself. You will also receive a receipt from Stripe, who deal with the money. This sounds obvious, but if you don’t get the email with the ticket it is so much easier for me if you contact me more than 5 minutes before the talk is due to start – thank you! However, I will check my emails until at least 10 minutes beforehand if you do have problems…

In addition to my own talks, I will also be working with Art History Abroad’s adult group, Artemisia. They have now announced their courses for the first half of 2023, including a visit I will be making in March to the Vermeer exhibition in Amsterdam. I will also be giving in-person talks for them about The Rossettis at Tate Britain on 18 May and Frans Hals at the National Gallery on 15 November. But don’t worry if you’re not free, or not in reach of London: I will also deliver these talks – or equivalents – online.

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