Royalty & Riches, looters & Collectors - The Wonders of the Art museums of Today

Millions of people each year visit the major Museums of art from London to New York and from Paris to St Petersburg. But who were the individuals or families that amassed these amazing collections? What are the stories behind the masterpiece? How did major art works travel between countries as war booty from the 1500s to looted art in WWII? Some collectors were Royalty and some were new to Royalty and trying to establish their status whilst others just amassed riches to enjoy. Whether you are travelling and want some background to your Museum visits or just enjoy the stories of history, this course will have plenty to interest and intrigue. Museums studied include the Louvre, the Hermitage, the Frick Collection in New York and London’s Courtauld Institute.


Course Tutor
Anne Harbers


Supplied Course Material
Course Booklet


Units & Pricing
6 units / $78 per person


Course Code for Enrolment
D236


Getting Started
1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. There are many existing groups that welcome new members. If you wish to start a new group to suit your situation WEA can help you, please note that a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
2. Arrange the meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.


How to Enrol
1. First check the availability of your selection by contacting WEA Sydney. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices).
2. Indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.
3. Download and fill out a copy of the WEA Sydney Discussion Group Program Enrolment Form and send it to the Discussion Group Co-ordinator to enrol.