Michelangelo. The Fall of Phaeton, c.1533. Crative Commons, CC-PD-Mark. Imge: Aavindraa.

study visits

Michelangelo Drawings at the British Museum

  • Wednesday 19 April 2023
    (Group 1: 1.50 for 2pm/Group 2: 2.50 for 3pm (Meet at the Prints and Drawing Room))
  • British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.
  • Lecturer: Caroline Brooke

The Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum contains the national collection of Western prints and drawings. It is one of the top three collections of its kind in the world. There are approximately 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day.

The collection covers the history of drawing and printmaking as fine arts, with large holdings of the works of important artists such as Dürer, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt and Goya.

Our visit will look at Michelangelo drawings guided by Caroline Brooke who led the study day on his work in 2019. This visit is postponed from 2020.


Caroline Brooke is an art historian specialising in Renaissance art. She lectures at the National Gallery, the V&A and teaches courses at the Courtauld. Caroline is an Art Society lecturer and has completed a lecture tour of Australia. Her publications include articles for the Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings and book reviews for The Art Newspaper and Art Quarterly.

Members only

Waiting list only

This event is fully booked. Members may apply for one of the limited number of waiting list places, but no payment should be made. If a place becomes available, the waiting list will be contacted in chronological order and payment will be requested at that time. Please contact the event organiser if in doubt.

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