Summer course students at Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily

A tutor is not the same as a lecturer

Director, Nick Ross, explains the why our AHA tutors have a very specific role. A tutor helps a student with their studies and the development of their ideas in situations outside a classroom, either individually or in small groups. It is this distinct role of the...


‘If I could, I’d do it all over again’

Before having found AHA, I had never been away from home without the company of friends or family. The idea of being on my own was a terrifying concept. But AHA changed that for me. I came into the program thinking I would fail....


The Father of Art History

The 8th of June is the day when the father of Art History was murdered in 1768.  Joachim Winckelmann was the man who in the 1750’s made the distinction between different styles and periods of Greek sculpture which became the methodology of Art History.  He...


Doing our bit

Main photo: The Travelling Companions, 1862, Oil on Canvas, Augustus Leopold Egg (1816 – 1863). For all of us, I think, there is a moment when the penny drops.  For me it was when I learnt that the world wide storage of data has...


Winners of the 2019 AHA Music Scholarships

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the inaugural 2019 AHA Music Scholarship are Rachel Oyawale and Maanya Patel who will both be joining our Late Summer Course for 5 days in Florence and enjoying 3 evenings at the amazing New Generation...