SPoKE: a brilliant filmmaking competition for students

In this post we want to showcase one of the prizes we sponsor which is very close to our hearts. As an organisation whose mission is ‘to inspire a lifelong love of learning about subjects from art and architecture to history, literature and music‘,...


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...



Tumblr and the New Generation – a look into our ‘period eye’

Visual culture in the twenty-first century is profoundly different to anything that has ever gone before it. This may seem like an obvious statement – everyone, of course, is aware of the effect that new technologies have had on our perception of art. But...