Art History in Focus will run from 20 to 29 February 2024.

Join our series of free online educational panels with international art historians, experts and curators.

All events are free on registration and held online via Zoom.

Click on the tiles below to discover more on each specific event and explore previous AHIF talks on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday 20 February, 17.00 GMT

Woodcuts Now and Then

Springing from the compelling exhibitions The Devil is in the Detail: Dürer's Great Passion and Early Woodcuts from the Schroder Collection and There Goes the Sun currently on display at Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham, London) until 10 April 2024, and featuring the complete set of Dürer's Great Passion alongside the work of contemporary artist Christiane Baumgartner, this talk will guide you through a unique exploration of the art of relief printmaking across time.

Speakers will include Caterina Badan (Schroder Collection), Jonathan Watkins (curator of There Goes the Sun) and Christiane Baumgartner.

The panel will be chaired and moderated by artist, printmaker, Royal Academician, Anne Desmet.

Thursday 22 February, 17.00 GMT

The Artist's Garden

In conjunction with the exhibition Jean-Marie Toulgouat: Gardening Giverny at the Garden Museum (13 March-24 April 2024), London Art Week is hosting a celebratory talk on the oeuvre and central contribution of the grandson of Monet, Jean-Marie Toulgouat, on the occasion of his new exhibition at David Messum Fine Art opening in March 2024.

Join our experts, David Messum (David Messum Fine Art) and Emma House (Garden Museum), to learn more about the artist's fascinating life, the influence of Giverny and how other historical gardens have influenced artists.

Moderated by Patrick Duffy (David Messum Fine Art).

Wednesday 28 February, 17.00 GMT

The Art of Friendship: Sir John Soane and JMW Turner

Sir John Soane and JMW Turner were idiosyncratic and unique talents, creating works that, to this day, inspire pleasure and wonder. Although a generation apart, they formed a firm friendship.

Dr. Matthew Morgan (Turner's House, Twickenham) and Clare Gough (Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery) will explore the intertwined history of two important artist residences and the influence the two friends had on each other.

Thursday 29 February, 17.00 GMT

Caring for Works on Paper: Drawing & Early Photography

Eminent international specialists in Works on Paper will share key information and examples on how to preserve the works, and their value over time, and how insuring a work on paper can be part of this process.

With James Ferrer (Lockton), Harriet Stratis (formerly Art Institute of Chicago), John McGuigan (The McGuigan Collection), Stephen Ongpin (Stephen Ongpin Fine Art), and Sarah Allen (National Portrait Gallery).

Moderated by Tom Mendel (Nonesuch Gallery and Trois Crayons).

At the end of every panel, there will be a Q&A session of 15 minutes.

Make sure you sign up to enjoy these conversations and submit your queries to our speakers.

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