London's Smaller Art Galleries and their Collections

Ref: C3741413

London’s smaller art galleries offer a wealth of hidden treasures to be discovered. This course aims to explore the origins, development, aims and present day collections of some of them: from the Impressionist masterpieces of the Courtauld Gallery to the Old Masters of Dulwich Picture Gallery; from Italian modern art of the Estorick Collection to the Pre-Raphaelite paintings of Guildhall Art Gallery.

Additional information about this course

This course is now full. Please contact Maidenhead branch direct on as they have a waiting list.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the history and contents of seven of London's smaller art galleries and museums.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Examine some of the art discussed during the course in a critical way.
  • Describe the history and aims of two of the collections studied during the course.
  • List the main architectural features of two of the galleries studied during the course

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • A brief reading list will be given at the start of the course

What can I do next?

  • Students might want to visit some of the galleries discussed during the course and/or do further independent reading about the topic. They could also consider joining other WEA art history courses

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London's Smaller Art Galleries and their Collections


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