The Italian Grand Tour. Exhibition and talks.

This series of talks accompanies our latest In Focus display, which is dedicated to the Italian Grand Tour.  The talks will explore the friendship between Strawberry Hill creator Horace Walpole, and the British Envoy to Florence, Horace Mann and his circle including Thomas Patch. Tickets include entry to the display.

Online and In-person tickets available.

Thomas Patch (1725–82): an English Artist in Florence. By Hugh Belsey, Freelance Art Historian

Thursday 21 April 2022 at 7.30pm, Doors open at 6.30pm.


Other talks in The Grand Tour series:

A perfect character for the stage”. Sir Horace Mann, British Envoyand Cavaliere in Florence. By Dr Giulia Coco, Art historian and curator at the Italian Ministry of Culture.

Thursday 12 May at 7.30pm

Cultural diplomacy in the Grand Tour between Rome, Florence and London: the role of Cardinal Alessandro Albani. 
By Clare Hornsby PhD, FSA, Research Fellow in Art History, The British School at Rome and member of the Centro di Studi sulla Cultura e l’Immagine di Roma.

Thursday 26 May at 7.30pm

If you would like to attend any of the talks in the series, a 50% discount on tickets is offered to our members and followers by checking out with the code: GRANDTOUR22
More details on the series can be found at:

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