Short Courses

SHORT COURSES are available on request and run as one-week to three-week bespoke programmes for individual groups. Programme scheduling is tailor-made to fit the needs of each group, taking place through direct liaison between the group and the British Institute of Florence History of Art department staff. Courses typically comprise a combination of interactive, illustrated lectures, as well as visits to key sites in Florence. Thematic Sessions can be scheduled on weekday mornings and afternoons, with the occasional Saturday session to accommodate limited opening times at specific sites. Sessions normally last an hour and a half to two hours, with lectures being held in the Harold Acton Library at the British Institute of Florence (Lungarno Guicciardini 9), visits beginning directly on site at designated meeting points, and technical art history workshops alternating between the Library and professional work sites in Florence. Our international team of lecturers offers a spectrum of expertise and individual approaches to teaching, while the BIF ‘house style’ is informal, relaxed, engaging and participatory. Our courses are accessible to those coming to the subject with no previous background in History of Art, but are at the same time pitched at a level that will engage all those who are already familiar with the subject.

 


One-week Courses

 

Florence in the Age of the CLOTH Florence in the Age of the SWORD Florence in the Age of the COIN
A one-week course devoted to the 12th Century A one-week course devoted to the 13th Century A one-week course devoted to the 14th Century

 

  

 

Florence in the Age of LETTERS Florence in the Age of DISCOVERY Florence in the Age of SCIENCE
A one-week course devoted to the 15th Century A one-week course devoted to the 16th Century A one-week course devoted to the 17th Century

 

 

 

Florence in the Age of ENLIGHTENMENT Florence in the Age of INDEPENDENCE Florence in the Age of INDUSTRY
A one-week course devoted to the 18th Century A one-week course devoted to the 19th Century A one-week course devoted to the 20th Century

 

 

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