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AHiS with the National Gallery: A-level Art History Teachers Study Day. 'Renaissance in Florence, Rome and Venice 1420-1520'

  • The National Gallery Trafalgar Square London UK (map)

Aimed at first time teachers of A-level Renaissance Art History, this day will focus on key
works in the gallery by named artists on the syllabus.

It will include an introduction from Dr Caroline Campbell, Curator of Renaissance Art pre 1500, techniques workshops, and group work in the galleries with National Gallery educators, artists and teachers. 

Coffee and lunch will also be provided.

Please find the programme below. 


The National Gallery have an excellent scope of works to be discussed in line with the syllabus scheme: 

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Morning in Conference Room, Sainsbury Wing:

10.00 Registration

10.15   Caroline Campbell, Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian Renaissance Paintings pre 1500: Introduction to the Renaissance in Italy and the National Gallery collection

10.45   Materials & Techniques: National Gallery artist’s demonstration workshop on tempera painting

11.30   Coffee, tea and biscuits

12.00   National Gallery Speaker (tbc): Raphael’s drawings with reference to paintings in the National Gallery

12.30   Practical task with National Gallery artist/educator:  Brunelleschi’s and Alberti’s perspective systems linked to NG paintings

13.15  Lunch

Afternoon in the galleries

14.00   Interactive session encouraging discussion in front of paintings in the Sainsbury Wing and main galleries. Working with National Gallery educators in three small groups on key images from the Edexcel syllabus; the three main centres, key artists and types of painting will all be covered.

16.00   Tea and biscuits and plenary discussion.