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The Courtauld Institute of Art
London WC2R 0RN
Our Study Tours offer the opportunity to spend time with an expert art historian and like-minded enthusiasts looking at works of art and architecture in their original settings. In their choices of themes and locations they derive directly from our tutors’ current research interests, and tours take in relevant exhibitions in situ or incorporate sites and monuments off the beaten track and sometimes those not usually accessible to the public. In 2019, we offer explorations of
• French and Francophile avant-garde art (Paris)
• British medieval art and architecture (West Country Gothic)
• Global Islamic treasures in an enchanting Scandinavian setting (Copenhagen)
• Renaissance Tuscany (Lucca, Florence)
• Modern art in Germany (Munich)
Our tutors provide first-rate scholarly content and an in-depth familiarity with their chosen destinations, while our small group sizes foster a climate of friendly sociability and intellectual exchange. Learning about the wider historical background to a particular artistic theme is not always easy in busy, often urban, surroundings and we have therefore added an element of contextualisation since 2018. This may take the form of relevant preliminary reading material on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), of a seminar at The Courtauld, or, where possible, of a class-room session at a tour’s main destination. It may be possible to film the Courtauld seminars for the VLE, for those who cannot come to the Institute in person.
All tours (except the Copenhagen tour) start in the morning of the first day, usually between 9.00 and 10.00, and end by around 16.00 on the final day. It is therefore advised that you arrive on the day before the tour starts.
Tour fees remain as they were last year: £275 for two-day tours and £410 for three-day tours.
The tour fee includes expert tuition, contextual material on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), or presented at The Institute or on location, entry to all museum and sites, and transport between destinations in the case of tours that visit more than one town or city. It does not include travel to and from the city/main destination of the tour, or accommodation: students are free to make their own arrangements. Study Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 students.
Most Study Tours include a good deal of walking and require a reasonable degree of physical fitness and mobility. Please contact us if you have any doubts over your suitability to take part in any of the tours.