I have more than twenty years of experience as a highly respected guide for specialist museum tours, including ten years leading private tours of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and regular public gallery talks in the British Museum. Please contact me to discuss your request for a tour.
Viewing works of art and immersing ourselves in cultures far removed from our own in time and space, has the power to bring people together, to delight the eye, enchant the mind and contribute to the process of life-long learning for all of us.
I have given private, introductory and themed tours in every corner of the V&A in South Kensington and in many other museums and art galleries in London.
Experience art in person: if you are unable to attend one of my lectures or study days, most of my lecture titles can be adapted as themes for special in-person museum tours for small groups. Whether you are members of a society, a group of friends and family or a single person who loves art, history and culture, I welcome all enquiries. No group is too small!
The portrait in the background is Antonello da Messina, ‘Portrait of a Man, known as The Condottiere’, 1475, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Additional suggestions for themed tours
The Colour Red in Art
Luxury: a World History of Magnificence and Craftsmanship
Changing Fashions as Revealed in Portraits
Tea, Coffee and Chocolate: A Social History
'Raising a Glass' - a History of Drinking Vessels
The Baroque Style in England and Europe
Madame de Pompadour and the Rococo Style
Neoclassical to Regency Styles
Britain in the 18th Century
The Arts of Spain from Al-Andalus to the Habsburgs
Mosaics from Antiquity to the Grand Tour
The Decorative Arts of China or Japan
From Asian Lacquer to European Japanning
Any Aspect of Ceramics for example:
Blue and White Ceramics or 18th Century Porcelain or Chinese Ceramics
The Passion for Italy in Britain- an Enduring Devotion
Please contact me with your enquiry