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Black Presences at London Museums

Art Historical London

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There is a black presence in many of the works in our national collections.That presence takes many different forms; blacks are depicted as kings, as slaves, as servants, as saints and sometime just as people. In the Black Presence Tours each piece is considered from two distinct viewpoints. First as work of art in its own right in the national collection, beginning by looking at its genre, its artist and their technique and how they together inform the composition. Then secondly revealing the black presence and what it meant at the time the picture was painted. Each tour will be one hour thirty minutes.There are three Black Presence tours: • The Black Presence in the National Gallery • The Black Presence in the Victoria & Albert Museum • The Black Presence in Tate BritainPlease let us know which museum you would like to visit.Please note that the popularity of these tours means that we sometimes might not be able to offer you a tour on your preferred day or time.

What You'll Get

Please meet at the museum. This is a guided visit through the collections, focussing on the Black Presence. Depending on the collection, this visit will focus more on the building, paintings or the decorative art it houses.

No admissions need to be paid.

Please email us if you would like to book a group visit (3+ people). £50 for a group up to 4, or £100 for a group up to 10.

Quite a lot of walking involved, and some stairs might need to be taken. Please inform us if you need special help, chairs, wheelchair, or prefer to make use of lifts.

Delivered by Michael Ohajuru, retired physicist, and art historian with a special interest in and knowledge of the Black Presence in Renaissance Europe.

NB price per session

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • no inclusions

  • no exclusions

Departure Point
lobby, main entrance

Departure Time
11.00, or at a mutually agreeable time

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
main lobby

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Art Historical London in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.

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