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September 2017 - 1900 to Now – Indestructible Theatre

July 2017 - Wonder Workers and The Art of Illusion

June 2017 - A Potted History of Britain

May 2017 - William Cobbett and James Gillray

April 2017 - Discover the paintings you own
- the Public Catalogue

April 2017 - Special Interest Morning -
Jacob Lawrence

March 2017 - Thy Trembling Strings -
Regency Harp and Harp-Lute

February 2017 - Riviera Paradise

January 2017 - England’s Golden Age of Cabinet Making

November 2016 - Absolutely Classic

November 2016 - Special Interest Day -
The Fine Art of Crime – protecting your cultural property

October 2016 - Birmingham Town Hall
– The First Truly Civic Building

September 2016 - To Please the Palate and Charm the Eye -
400 Years of Ephemeral Art

July 2016 - Undressing Antiques

July 2016 - Special Interest Morning -
Georgia O'Keeffe

June 2016 - The Art of Light -
Stained Glass in the City of London

May 2016 - Betty Joel -
Glamour and Innovation in 1930’s Design

April 2016 - Secret Art in the Passport

March 2016 - The Founders and Treasures of the Wallace Collection

February 2016 - Romancing the Rails –
Posters of British Railways

January 2016 - From Magic Lantern to MGM

November 2015 - The Victorian House around the World

November 2015 - Special Interest Day -
The Romanovs: Tyrants and Martyrs of Imperial Russia

October 2015 - Faber & Faber – Its Design and History

September 2015 - Love and Loss:
the story of Orpheus & Eurydice in Art and Music

June 2015 - The Role of the Arts in Prison

May 2015 - War Artists –
Paul Nash, CRW Nevinson and the Great War

April 2015 - The Legendary Lee Miller

March 2015 - Royal Jewels from Tsars to Maharajahs

February 2015 - The Art of Waterloo

January 2015 - Rome, EUR and the Architecture
of Fascism in Italy

November 2014 - El Greco and Toledo

November 2014 - Special Interest Day:
The Huguenots in Britain – their Cultural Heritage

October 2014 - The Day Parliament Burned Down

September 2014 - Wandering through the Nomadic Tribes
of Iran and Afghanistan

July 2014 - Handel in London

June 2014 - An Introduction to Russian Art
from Medieval to the Twentieth Century

May 2014 - Wren's Churches and the City of London Churches

April 2014 - Shock! Horror! Probe!
The Art and Artifice of Fleet Street

March 2014 - Medieval Wall Paintings

February 2014 - Berlin to Bridlington:
Lucian Freud and David Hockney

January 2014 - Dresden Today: Art and Architecture

November 2013 - Basingstoke and its Contribution
to World Culture

November 2013 - Special Interest Day: From Leonardo to You

October 2013 - Habitat Catalogued

September 2013 - Archaeological Adventures in Albania

July 2013 - Pretty Witty Nell: Mistress, Mother and Matriarch

June 2013 - Carl Dolmetsch: The Recorder was his Life

May 2013 - William Kent: Artist, Architect and Garden Designer

April 2013 - Rick Mather Museums: Light and Space

March 2013 - Photography as a Fine Art

February 2013 - Iona, Lindisfarne and the Glory of the North

January 2013 - Picasso and His Women

November 2012 - A Thousand Years of History
Medieval Cathedrals as Time Machines

October 2012 - The Turner Prize Explained

September 2012 - Queen Victoria and Prince Albert -
Patrons of the Arts, Art Collectors and Artists

July 2012 - Beauty and Mystery:
Machu Picchu and the Incas of Peru

June 2012 - Marianne North 1830 - 1890

May 2012 - Great Tarts in Arts:
High Culture and the Oldest Profession

April 2012 - The Fascinating World of Playing Cards

March 2012 - The Original Olympic Games

February 2012 - Paris: The Cradle of Modern Art

January 2012 - Charles Dickens Re-visited

November 2011 - Art and the English Bible

October 2011 - Landscapes, Legends and Archaeology of Ethiopia

September 2011 - Who says? Can we trust the experts on
good and bad in art?

July 2011 - The Big Apple: The Architecture of New York

June 2011 - The Dollar Princesses

May 2011 - Posters of the Belle Epoque

April 2011 - Joseph Haydn: the Complete Master

March 2011 - Bhutan - The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

February 2011 - Pilgrims of Babylon - the Artists of Montmartre

January 2011 - Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Movement

November 2010 - Murders, Mistresses and Musketeer

October 2010 - The Decanter

September 2010 - The Cult of the Banks, Burgundy and Piracy

July 2010 - The Cult of the South Pacific: from Cook to Gaugin

June 2010 - Skin Deep: the Beastly Art of Beauty

May 2010 - Travels in Rajasthan with Rudyard Kipling

April 2010 - The Master - NoŽl Coward

March 2010 - The Black Death and its Aftermath

February 2010 - Petra: City of the Desert

January 2010 - Sleeping Beauties - The Irish Country House

November 2009 - Vivaldi and Canaletto

October 2009 - Laos: From Historic Buddhist Temples
to Modern Silkweaving

September 2009 - Charles Darwin & the Voyage of HMS Beagle

July 2009 - Who Wrote Shakespeare?

June 2009 - The Gardens of Worlitz

May 2009 - London's Changing Skyline

April 2009 - Are you sitting comfortably? - The History of the Chair

March 2009 - From Egg to Bacon: English Painting 1850-1950

February 2009 - L.S.Lowry - a visionary artist