Art Online

NEWS: Commercial galleries will be able to open their doors again from 12 April 2021. Please go to individual websites to find information on when they will be open and any visitor requirements – it is likely that you will need to book in advance to visit. An up-to-date list of London galleries showing exhibitions can be accessed here.

If you are not ready to visit museums there are still many ways to access art online, from virtual tours of exhibitions and collections to lectures and television/radio programmes. Below are some suggestions of online events you might like to visit if you feel in need of an injection of art.

 Many museums and galleries in the UK and worldwide have online videos showcasing their collections and exhibitions, as well as lectures and articles, and some have their own YouTube channels with a wide variety of talks. Just go to your favourite museums or search YouTube to see what’s available, or explore a museum you’ve always been meaning to visit.

HENI Talks – produces short films presented by artists, curators and academics on a wide range of aspects of art history.

BBC iPlayer also provides access to many of its recent and past visual arts programmes.

Art History in Focus one of our lecturers, Siân Walters, is running some online lectures and courses. You can find further information on her website.

The Art Newspaper has a very good selection of podcasts, or of course you can subscribe to the paper to keep up-to-date with the art world. Or you could search Google Podcasts to discover more programmes on art or download the app to listen on your mobile.

And if you are missing the Society’s lectures and events, many educational institutions run learning online courses. A few are:

Open university free courses

University short courses

Free short courses

Khan Academy


Whatever your interest there is a wealth of information online – enjoy exploring it.


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