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...


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...


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...


Little Giovanni Antonio Canal … aka Canaletto

Where better to spend your summer then Venice? Especially on an AHA summer course right? Well, luckily, you can catch a glimpse of this magical city in London this summer. The Royal Collection’s summer blockbuster this year is ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice‘....