Our Experts

Meet our experts

Our lecturers are experts in their field with decades of experience in academia and as specialised tour leaders, with the highest academic credentials.

They will share their passion for art history directly with you through specially planned lectures and bespoke video and photographic material.

Browse our exclusive lectures, choose the right one for you and your family, and enjoy an evening learning about art with Prospettiva Art Tours.

 

Dr Eireann Marshall

Dr Eireann Marshall is a Research Associate and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has published a number of articles on Ancient North Africa, and co-edited volumes on ‘Death and Disease in the Ancient City’ and ‘Women’s influence on Classical Civilisation’.

Eireann has led many tours for specialist tour operators, to Italy and North Africa.

In 2019 she was awarded Wanderlust Magazine’s Top History & Culture Guide at its World Guide Awards.

Prof. Gregory Dowling

Professor Gregory Dowling is Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

He has written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice. He is a member of the directorial board for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, which will open in 2020.

He is also the author of the “Alvise Marangon” historical thriller novels set in Venice and a regular lecturer at the “Circolo Italo-Britannico” in Venice.

Dr Silvia Regonelli

Dr Silvia Regonelli was born in Cremona, Italy, and spent her university years working in Milan as a tourist guide, thus deepening her knowledge of the city’s history and cultural heritage. She holds a PhD in History of Art Criticism from the University of Milan, and is an expert on 19th century art. She especially values the complex relationship between facts and their interpretation, and how this relationship evolves in different cultures and historical periods.

She works as an Art History instructor for IES Abroad and as tourist guide and lecturer in Milan.

 

Anthony Majanlahti

Anthony Majanlahti is a historian and writer. Academically trained in social history he is an expert in the social uses of art and architecture: exploring the social context of a building or a work of art to find out the story behind it.

He lives in Rome full-time, and is the author of ‘The Families Who Made Rome’ a history of the noble clans that have built the piazzas, palazzi and fountains of Rome. He has also published historical guides to Rome under the Fascist dictatorship, and about the Nazi occupation of Rome.

Chris Wiscarson

Chris Wiscarson has lectured  extensively on 20th century art, thrillingly drawing out perspectives, insights and memorable interpretations of familiar and not-so-familiar paintings and sculpture. Today, Chris shares his time between Venice and London following a 45 year career in financial services which has taken him all over the world.

He is a Fellow of King’s College London and is a regular visitor to India where he is a member of the Seva Mandir Advisory Board.

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