What Helena did next …

AHA has always believed that art and culture are for everyone and not just art historians.  A knowledge of culture and civilisation is necessary not just to gain qualifications but to understand fully the societies we live in, how they came about and where...


Nick reviews an alumni’s book

Oscar the Ferry Cat A little while ago, Director Nick Ross was delighted to receive through the post an enchanting children’s book entitled “Oscar the Ferry Cat” from AHA alumni (and a runner up in our scholarship), Molly Arbuthnott.  Molly trained and works as...


Bronzino, Portrait of a Man holding a Statuette

Art History: Why study it? And what to do with it?

AHA tutor Andy Stewart MacKay on his own experience. Featured painting, Bronzino, Portrait of a Man holding a Statuette (c 1545) Go with alert eyes, a subtle mind and a sympathetic heart Too frequently as an Art History undergraduate (St Andrews University 1998-2002) I...


The stage at Palazzo Corsini

A New Generation for every Generation

… and announcing AHA’s new Musical Scholarship. It was a play about a film about a play.  Who could imagine a more delicious cultural sandwich?  And so it was at the New Generation Festival we watched Henry V*, set to the music of Sir...