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Stories of Art

The Stories of Art courses take the National Gallery’s world-class collection of paintings as their starting point and allow learners to explore over 800 years of art history.

Divided into seven periods each course is designed and delivered by an expert in the field, often in conjunction with guest speakers, to national and international audiences.

Register for a single course or undertake all seven.

As part of each module you will be able to:

  • Learn with expert lecturers
  • Study alongside international learners
  • Further your knowledge with suggested reading materials
  • Learn when suits you – recordings are available for a week
  • Put your questions to an expert
"I took copious notes, did the optional homework, bought books, watched videos, and went to websites. I was busy, I was enthralled, I learned, I shared with my family. Now I am excited to return to see the paintings in a new light, with a deeper knowledge of the techniques, the artists, the history of acquisition, the politics of the times when they were created, and even the framing."
- Stories of Art participant

Stories of Art courses

More Stories of Art courses to be released over the next few months.

Taster sessions

The broad chronological periods covered in the Stories of Art modules are complemented by stand alone in-focus sessions on single artists, including Giotto and Piero della Francesca. These lectures offer a ‘taster’ of the Stories of Art approach to teaching and learning.