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 (4)

A CLOSER LOOK AT: Hamilton - Just What Is It ... 1956

Needs a location

£3.00

"Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?" was the seminal work which launched the Pop Art movement in Britain.

THIS IS A PRE-RECORDED TALK AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS. It will be sent out at 6 pm to those who rsvp'd and made their payment by that time. (Please check in your spam folder if you do not receive it)
If you are paying for a guest, you can double the amount in PayPal settings. If booking more than one talk, please consider making a single lump payment to cut down on individual Paypal commissions.
You will need to make a nominal £0.05 payment for the rest to rsvp.
Thank you

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND : Edward Hopper - Painter of Loneliness?

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£4.00

Edward Hopper questions what it is to be painter of the "American Scene"

THIS IS A PRE-RECORDED TALK AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS. It will be sent out at 6 pm to those who rsvp'd and made their payment by that time. (Please check in your spam folder if you do not receive it)
If you are paying for a guest, you can double the amount in PayPal settings. If booking more than one talk, please consider making a single lump payment to cut down on individual Paypal commissions.
You will need to make a nominal £0.05 payment for the rest to rsvp.
Thank you

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Edward Hopper - Painter of Loneliness?

Needs a location

£4.00

Edward Hopper questions what it is to be painter of the "American Scene"

THIS IS A PRE-RECORDED TALK AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS. It will be sent out at 6 pm to those who rsvp'd and made their payment by that time. (Please check in your spam folder if you do not receive it)
If you are paying for a guest, you can double the amount in PayPal settings. If booking more than one talk, please consider making a single lump payment to cut down on individual Paypal commissions.
You will need to make a nominal £0.05 payment for the rest to rsvp.
Thank you

A SHORT HISTORY OF MEN'S PORTRAITS

Online event

£5.00

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When a fellow commissions a portrait of himself, it is with one thought only - how will he appear to his contemporaries and to posterity?
Powerful? Rich? Heroic? Fashionable? We will look at the ways artists across the ages flattered their male sitters - occasionally looking beyond the surface to capture their real inner selves .
Can't make the date? The talk will be available on catch-up to those who rsvp and pay by 6 pm on the day.

Past events (281)

A CLOSER LOOK AT : Magritte - Personal Values 1952

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£3.00

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