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This intensive five-day course immerses participants in the richness and variety of objects, interiors and architecture in Europe between the late seventeenth century and the Second World War. Charting the evolution of taste and style from the Baroque and Rococo, through the Neoclassical, Aesthetic, and Arts and Crafts movements, to Art Nouveau and Art Deco, it explores successive phases of design in furniture, ceramics, glass and metalwork. In addition, it provides an understanding of broader historical and cultural contexts, besides considering materials, techniques and craftsmanship.

Designed as both a refresher for dealers, decorators and collectors, as well as a comprehensive overview for newcomers and decorative arts enthusiasts, the course provides a panoramic overview of five centuries of creativity and innovation in design and interiors.

This course includes:

  • Expert lectures with time for questions and discussion
  • Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury
  • Networking opportunities with faculty and fellow participants
  • Certificate of participation on completion of the course
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Type: Day course (5 consecutive days)
    Dates: June 8 - June 12, 2020
    Times: Monday - Friday; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Location: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    To be announced.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    Minimum age for this course is 18*
    Click here to register now and pay online.

    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.
    *Click here to read Terms and Conditions.
  • Further Information

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact: or T +44 (0)330 128 1041

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