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Dr Patricia Andrew, who lives in Edinburgh, is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) for which she travels all over the UK. She is also a regular lecturer for the National Galleries of Scotland, and provides their Friends organisation with study days and series of thematic lectures; she now has a large personal following of loyal attendees. Her range covers both formal lecturing and informal talks, aimed at all levels of cultural knowledge, e.g. courses for university undergraduates, conference papers (e.g. Europa Nostra), talks to the Italian Cultural Institute, and other art and local history societies.

Dr Andrew has had a wide-ranging career. After taking two degrees (in English Literature from Nottingham, and History of Art from Edinburgh), she taught in Italy for two years, and then served as curator of museums and galleries in Eastbourne, Chelmsford and Durham (1981-1996), responsible for collections and services of all aspects from art to military history. Subsequently, she was responsible for professional advice and standards development at the Scottish Museums Council (1996-2002). Since then she has been a lecturer, heritage consultant and University teacher, combining this with art-historical research, principally on the topics of the British in Italy c.1700–1850, British art and artists aboard c.1700-1850, art of the first half of the twentieth century, garden history, and war art.

She has contributed to books on Grand Tour themes, published scholarly articles in journals (e.g. the Walpole Society, Burlington Magazine, and Apollo), and has written many reviews and newspaper articles. Her exhibitions include the award-winning 'Durham Cathedral: Artists and Images' which celebrated the 900th anniversary of Durham Cathedral. In 2014 she published to critical acclaim a major book entitled 'A Chasm in Time: Scottish War Art and Artists in the Twentieth Century' which won the 2015 Saltire Scottish History Book of The Year award.

In 2017 she became a Fellow of the University of Edinburgh.

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My lectures are individually tailored to the specific places and times of year in which they are given, and to appropriate themes. All are well-illustrated. Some examples:

For Mediterranean:
Artists and the City View: townscapes of the Mediterranean
The Grand Tour: how northerners discovered the Mediterranean
Northern artists in Italy, 1750-1850
Northern artists in the Mediterranean / OR / Italy / OR / Eastern Mediterranean, 1750-1900
Painting on the move: a history of oil and watercolour painting en plein air (each talk tailored to the route)
‘Earth has not anything to show more fair’: cityscapes and townscapes of Europe
Travelling Landscapes: the English landscape garden in 18th-century Europe (includes
France, Germany, lots of Russia, Italy)
Twenty-first Century Gardens: developments in Britain and around the world
Visions of Vesuvius & Naples over the centuries
Visions of Venice over the centuries
Visions of Athens over the centuries
Edward Lear (1812-1888): a travelling artistic life around the Mediterranean
Petra and Palmyra: British discoverers, artists and writers
Ruins and Reputation: Robert Adam and Diocletian’s Palace at Split in Dalmatia
Moore of Corunna: a hero of the Napoleonic wars
Impressionist gardens in art and reality
The Protestant Cemetery in Rome: a community of British, American and other nationalities
Nosey & Boney: portraits and caricatures of Wellington and Napoleon (includes Corsica and Elba,
and Spain and Portugal)
David Roberts (1796-1864): artist and discoverer of Egypt / the Holy Land /both
David Roberts (1796-1864): the artist’s vision of the Low Countries, France, Spain and Italy
Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787): an Italian artist’s portraits of the British abroad
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680): sculptor, painter and architect
Dreaming of Greece: Discover centuries of imaginative worlds, based on Greek gods & heroes, myths and legends
Jerusalem: Artists and other Visitors 1800-2000
Artists and architects of Spain: dark drama and dazzling colour
Artists and Iberia: how visiting artists have pictured Spain and Portugal
Inspired by the Canaries: art & architecture, detectives & docks
Gardens of the Canaries: vibrant colour, structural form and planting for place
The architecture of Antoni Gaudi: joyous exuberance or gaudy-ness?
Salvador Dali: deluded and dangerous, or daring and different?
Jerusalem: Artists and other Visitors from 1800 to the present day

For Baltic:
Artists and the City View: townscapes of Northern Europe
The man behind The Scream: Edvard Munch’s life and work
Art and artists in Scandinavia, the Baltic and Russia
Catherine the Great, 1729-1796: a passion for collecting
To Russia with love: British artists, architects, gardeners and many more, from the 18th to 20th centuries
Travelling Landscapes: British gardens and gardeners, from Scotland to Russia
Painting on the move: a history of oil and watercolour painting out of doors

For North America:
Artists and the City View: townscapes of North America
Artists and architects, Britain & North America, c.1700-c.1800 (includes Gibbs, West, Copley & Stuart)
John James Audubon (1785 –1851): from Haiti to Manhattan, via France, Scotland, Kentucky...
European artists discovering Canada
Art Galleries of the USA: an illustrated history
Art Galleries of Canada: an illustrated history
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940: a celebrated as a novelist (‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ etc) and Governor-General of Canada 1935-40.
Artists & The City View: Eastern seaboard townscapes. From Montreal to Halifax, Boston to New York, from early days to the 21st century.
River painting: views and visions, colonies and schools, and individual artists old and new. Includes the Hudson River School

Seasonal & weather:
The Christmas Card: history, images and symbols
Whither the weather? How artists have interpreted weather and climates (can be more than one lecture)
And the 4 seasons (with shorter titles if preferred!) -
‘Ev’n winter bleak has charms to me': artistic interpretations of winter
'Come, gentle Spring! ethereal mildness, come': artistic interpretations of spring
'Great is the sun, and wide he goes': artistic interpretations of summer
‘Behold congenial Autumn comes': artistic interpretations of autumn

War & Military:
British war art and artists of the First World War / OR / Second World War / OR / the 20th century
Moore of Corunna: a hero of the Napoleonic wars
Abercromby in Egypt: a hero of the Napoleonic wars
Nosey & Boney: portraits and caricatures of Wellington and Napoleon (includes Corsica and Elba, and Spain and Portugal)

Lectures on British art and culture:
Large number – see NADFAS list for a selection
I have been a lecturer on 8 cruises (Mediterranean and Baltic) with 3 lines (Olsen, Voyages of Discovery and Viking Ocean), and in May 2017 I'll be with Viking Ocean again.
I have just been offered 7 more cruises with Viking Ocean (Mediterranean, Baltic, round the British Isles and North America), as both a lecturer and as a Resident Historian.
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
Viking Sky SK190908 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Sunday, September 8, 2019
Viking Star ST190507 Empires of the Mediterranean 9 Venice Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Viking Star ST190425 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Barcelona Thursday, April 25, 2019
Viking Sky SK181230 Southern Mediterranean Discovery 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, December 30, 2018
Viking Sky SK181223 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Barcelona Sunday, December 23, 2018
Viking Star ST181006 Eastern Seaboard Explorer 12 Montreal Saturday, October 6, 2018
Viking Sun SU180519 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, May 19, 2018
Viking Sun SU180505 British Isles Explorer 14 Greenwich, London Saturday, May 5, 2018
Viking Star ST171228 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Barcelona Thursday, December 28, 2017
Viking Star ST171221 Southern Mediterranean Discovery 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Thursday, December 21, 2017
Viking Sky SK170520 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, May 20, 2017
Viking Sea SE170129 Secrets of Southern Mediterranean 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, January 29, 2017
Viking Sea SE170122A Grand Mediterranean Tour 14 Barcelona Sunday, January 22, 2017
Viking Star ST160306 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Barcelona Sunday, March 6, 2016
Viking Star ST151222 Mediterranean Christmas 8 Barcelona Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Viking Star ST150516 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, May 16, 2015