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...


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...


Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel

As we approach Easter, Richard Stemp enjoys a minor Passion

One of the great joys of teaching for Art History Abroad is the possibility to see some of the great masterpieces of world art on a regular basis. Given this ‘regularity’, students – both young and old – regularly ask which is my favourite...