What we're about

Do you love art and art galleries? Would you like to know more about art made in the past and the art made today? Would you like a helping hand with visiting and understanding permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in London?

We are a group of 27 art and art history experts who have recently been dismissed from the our posts as educators at the National Gallery. Between us we have dedicated 567 years of collective experience and expertise, delivering a wide programme of talks, lectures and tours to National Gallery visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The gallery's loss is your gain. For a short period of time we are offering our expertise to you.

Fancy a look at the Renaissance on a Wednesday lunchtime? A tour of the Impressionists on a Friday evening? A Study day on a Sunday? Whether your interests lie in techniques, portraits, costumes, art styles or just good stories in art, one of our experts will take you on an informative, fun and unforgettable tour not only at the National Gallery, but also the Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy, Tate, Wallace, Courtauld, as well as contemporary galleries around town.

Look out for our programme of varied talks and tours and take your pick to suit your tastes.

Most events are £10 ( £25 for a study day) and will go towards our fundraising for our case at an Employment Tribunal in November. By joining our meet up group and attending our meet ups you will also be supporting our cause.

More information about us and our case:

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/nationalgalleryeducators/

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/22/arts-experts-heartache-national-gallery-legal-action-unfair-dismissal

Upcoming events (5)

FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: The Nude in Art

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£2.00

Nudes ( mostly female ) have preoccupied artists ( mostly male ) for centuries. Far from being just “ eye candy “ however, they tell us a great deal of the social forces which shaped standards of beauty in the human form over the centuries. From Titian’s Venus of Urbino to Manet’s Olympia, we will consider the role of classical mythology in legitimising the unclothed female body as a subject, trace the changing canons of beauty and hear of the scandals which occasionally beset paintings of nudes at odds with their times. A donation of £2 or more is suggested. If you make the access code available to friends and family, please chip in for them, or better still ask them to join the meet-up group. Please make advance weekly payments into this dedicated bank account. Ms L Bauman[masked] Please reference with your full name. There is a PayPal option for those attending from overseas - ask me about it

30: DOMESTICITY IN ART: Klimt - Portrait of Hermine Gallia 1904

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£1.00

This week we enter the 20th century by visiting three Viennese interiors, each carrying a different story of turn of the century Viennese society and culture. A donation of £1 or more is suggested. If you make the access code available to friends and family, please chip in for them, or better still ask them to join the meet-up group. Please make advance weekly payments into this dedicated bank account. Ms L Bauman[masked] Please reference with your full name. There is a PayPal option for those attending from overseas - ask me about it For the foreseeable future and to cheer us all up, I’ll be hosting daily mini meet-ups showcasing a single image from the history of European Art, on the subject very close to our hearts at the moment : Domesticity in Art. Most but not all of the paintings will come from the National Gallery, so that we can continue enjoying and learning from this magnificent collection in Trafalgar Square. I’ll be offering them in chronological order so that you might learn about the progression of the history of painting, about artists, periods, techniques, societies and their customs. Much of human drama happens on the domestic scene and much of it across the ages is similar to ours today. You will see that confinement to the home, when not due to national lockdown, can have other reasons and purposes and with each painting you’ll find a cheery take away that things could be worse! You will need to download ZOOM and use the meeting ID which will be provided after you rsvp to gain direct access

31: DOMESTICITY IN ART: Gerstl - Self Portrait 1908

Online event

£1.00

This week we enter the 20th century by visiting three Viennese interiors, each carrying a different story of turn of the century Viennese society and culture. A donation of £1 or more is suggested. If you make the access code available to friends and family, please chip in for them, or better still ask them to join the meet-up group. Please make advance weekly payments into this dedicated bank account. Ms L Bauman[masked] Please reference with your full name. There is a PayPal option for those attending from overseas - ask me about it For the foreseeable future and to cheer us all up, I’ll be hosting daily mini meet-ups showcasing a single image from the history of European Art, on the subject very close to our hearts at the moment : Domesticity in Art. Most but not all of the paintings will come from the National Gallery, so that we can continue enjoying and learning from this magnificent collection in Trafalgar Square. I’ll be offering them in chronological order so that you might learn about the progression of the history of painting, about artists, periods, techniques, societies and their customs. Much of human drama happens on the domestic scene and much of it across the ages is similar to ours today. You will see that confinement to the home, when not due to national lockdown, can have other reasons and purposes and with each painting you’ll find a cheery take away that things could be worse! You will need to download ZOOM and use the meeting ID which will be provided after you rsvp to gain direct access

32: DOMESTICITY IN ART: Schiele - The Family 1918

Online event

£1.00

This week we enter the 20th century by visiting three Viennese interiors, each carrying a different story of turn of the century Viennese society and culture. A donation of £1 or more is suggested. If you make the access code available to friends and family, please chip in for them, or better still ask them to join the meet-up group. Please make advance weekly payments into this dedicated bank account. Ms L Bauman[masked] Please reference with your full name. There is a PayPal option for those attending from overseas - ask me about it For the foreseeable future and to cheer us all up, I’ll be hosting daily mini meet-ups showcasing a single image from the history of European Art, on the subject very close to our hearts at the moment : Domesticity in Art. Most but not all of the paintings will come from the National Gallery, so that we can continue enjoying and learning from this magnificent collection in Trafalgar Square. I’ll be offering them in chronological order so that you might learn about the progression of the history of painting, about artists, periods, techniques, societies and their customs. Much of human drama happens on the domestic scene and much of it across the ages is similar to ours today. You will see that confinement to the home, when not due to national lockdown, can have other reasons and purposes and with each painting you’ll find a cheery take away that things could be worse! You will need to download ZOOM and use the meeting ID which will be provided after you rsvp to gain direct access

Past events (87)

29: DOMESTICITY IN ART: Toulouse Lautrec - Le Lit 1892

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£1.00

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