Online Seminars



Introducing our autumn 2020 series devoted to the art of Tuscany!


Following on the success of our online seminar series in the spring, we are pleased to announce a brand new programme for the months of September, October and November 2020!

, a series of 10 weekly online seminars, will introduce participants to the major artistic figures in the famous centres of Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Arezzo, Cortona, Pisa, Livorno, Lucca, Pistoia and Prato. Whether your interests lie in medieval, renaissance or modern art, these seminars will help you to discover the birthplaces of some of Italy’s most celebrated artists, along with monuments and masterpieces found throughout the region! If you would like to reserve a space on any of these seminars, please complete the pre-registration form here:



 07-11 SEPTEMBER 2020  (10:00 / 15:00 / 18:00 CEST) 

This week-long seminar will address the 75-year period that gave rise to the various Tuscan schools of late medieval painting and sculpture. Participants will explore the works and legacies of sculptors including Giovanni Pisano (1250-1315), his Sienese pupils Tino da Camaino (1280-1337) and Agostino da Siena (1285-1347) as well as the painted masterpieces of Guido da Siena (1230-1290), Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319), Margaritone d'Arezzo (1250-1290) and Lucca’s Bonaventura Berlinghieri (1228-1274) preserved today in the churches and museums of Tuscany. Join the History of Art teaching team on weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings as we zoom in on some of the region’s earliest and greatest locals!

21-25 SEPTEMBER 2020  (10:00 / 15:00 / 18:00 CEST)

Our consideration of 14th-century masters continues through this second week-long seminar. As Giotto di Bondone transformed the language of painting in Florence and throughout Italy, his contemporaries in the surrounding Tuscan city-states also contributed revolutionary works to the didactic and decorative programmes of Tuscany’s cathedrals, mendicant basilicas and government palaces. Join the History of Art teaching team as we explore the rise of the Sienese school with particular focus on the paintings of Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1280-1348/1290-1348), Simone Martini (1284-1334), Lippo Memmi (1291-1356), Bartolo di Fredi (1330-1410) as well as the artists of the post-black death generation active elsewhere in Tuscany including Niccolò di Buonaccorso (1350-1390), Spinello Aretino (1350-1410) and Francesco di Neri da Volterra.



Weekly rate:  E. 75

Couples weekly rate:  E. 80

Single session:  E. 15

Any three weeks:  E. 210  (E. 70 per week) -    couples E. 225

Any five weeks:  E. 325 (E. 65 per week) -  couples E. 350

All ten weeks: E. 600  (E. 60 per week) -  couples E. 650 

Coming Soon!

05-09 OCTOBER 2020 


12-16 OCTOBER 2020 


19-23 OCTOBER 2020 


26-30 OCTOBER 2020 


02-06 NOVEMBER 2020 


09-13 NOVEMBER 2020 


16-20 NOVEMBER 2020 


23-27 NOVEMBER 2020 




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