Bertram Aitchison is a graduate in Art History from Birbeck College in the University of London. He has since worked as Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor to the American Institute for Foreign Study in London, specialising in Western European Art History.
Following his move to Moffat, he has held the position of Secretary to the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society, and resident speaker for the South West of Scotland Art History Society for the last ten years. He is currently one of the visiting speakers on Art History at Higham Hall in Cumbria.
This programme offers an excursion into the history and development of some major art galleries in Britain; changing tastes and judgements are explored whilst significant paintings are analysed and discussed. Some recent exhibitions are also reviewed.
The programme embraces a dimension of art history which has its core in Spain but branches out to depict the influence of Spanish artists in the European territories which Spain once governed. It further develops into a body of work by expatriates and visitors to the country. THIS BREAK WILL BE RUN TWICE - once in early January and again in late January.
From Saturday the 15th of January,
until the morning of
Wednesday the 19th of January
There is no supplementary charge for single accommodation on any of our activity breaks, and as normal, we can arrange free transport (on arrival and departure) between the hotel and the bus and railway stations.
Details about all of our activity breaks are readily available - either download a copy from this section, ask for them during you stay, or just telephone the hotel and ask us to forward a programme for whatever activity you are interested in.