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London has long been one of the most important centres of art production, sales and collecting in the world. Join Adam Busiakiewicz, Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, on an exciting journey through three diverse but complimentary strands of British art history.

The first course, The English Face: 1500-1950, focuses on the masters of the genre, from Holbein and Van Dyck, via Reynolds and Gainsborough, to Sargent and Freud as they addressed questions of image and identity in Great Britain between the early sixteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.

The second course, London’s Greatest Collections: Painting, Furniture and Interiors, explores the tradition of collecting and connoisseurship that endowed London with superlative collections of fine and decorative arts.

The third course, Collecting British Art: A Buyer’s Guide, introduces participants to the principles of British art collecting by foregrounding both historical and practical approaches.

Each course can be taken as a ‘stand-alone’, and a special discount is available to those enrolling upon all three courses. Institute-based lectures are complimented by guided visits to major London galleries and museums, as well as by talks by leading industry professionals.

This course includes:

  • Certificate of participation on completion of each course;
  • Lectures with time for questions and discussion;
  • Visits to major London-based galleries and collections;
  • Networking opportunities with faculty and fellow participants;
  • Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Courses: 10.00am-5.00pm

    30-31 January, 2020: The English Face: 1500-1950

    27-28 February, 2020: London’s Greatest Collections: Painting, Furniture and Interiors

    26-27 March 2020: Collecting British Art: A Buyer’s Guide

    Venue: The courses will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE
  • Faculty


    Adam Busiakiewicz, Consultant Lecturer
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £1,100 (£990 if registered by December 4, 2019).

    Click here to register now and pay online.
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    Payment by credit or debit card only. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer or cheque, please contact: or T +44 (0)330 128 1041.
  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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