Trying not to be in touch

“Dad, what’s that music you played me; old music, something demonic and James Bond. I want to play it to Marie (one of AHA’s tutors)”. My heart leapt. It is Bosch Butt Music and the score appears on the bare bottom of a figure...


The boot is on the other foot

Driving to Stansted trying to reassure them that all would be well, or more likely myself, by running through some basic Italian vocab, it dawned on me that the boot is now on the other foot. After thirty years of running AHA’s exceptional courses in...


Getting creative with AHA

We’re great believers in creativity and we have always encouraged it as we travel.  This year we introduced an (optional) personal creative project for students on our gap year courses. Sara Lucas, a fantastic poet from our Early Summer course, used this opportunity to...


Feast for the Five Senses – The New Generation Festival & Beyond

Our Director of Studies, Lavinia Harrington, explains why she couldn’t be more excited about the launch of our new 3-week Late Summer Course this year. A deliberate appeal to all five senses; this course embraces music, drawing, gastronomy, archaeology, ecology, poetry, opera, history and, of...


alumni Molly in front of Amelia Earhart's Little Red Bus

Alumni careers – where are they now?

As a company that has been sharing its passion for art history for over 30 years, we love to hear about the exciting paths our alumni take after their AHA course.  Here we catch up with two of them who have kept their lifelong...