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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This day school will explore mechanisms for artistic transmission across Central Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The role of patrons and collectors in shaping notions of taste will be examined as will the impact of the print trade upon the development of iconography in this region. A range of artworks and artefacts will be discussed within their scholarly context, among them portraits, memento mori imagery and luxury jewelled objects.

This day school is one in a series of three taught day schools on the theme of “Visual Cultures of Central Europe: Germany, Hungary and Poland 1400 -1800” that form the third unit of the Diploma in History of Art: Renaissance and Baroque 2019-20.

Each of the three day schools covers a different subject topic within the wider unit theme and are being offered as separate stand alone non award bearing day schools where students will be taught alongside the existing Diploma level group.

Each of the day schools in the series is individually priced at £110 and the dates and titles of each of the day schools are given below:

Saturday 25th April 2020: The Painters, Sculptors and Architects of Central Europe

Saturday 16 May 2020: Artistic transmission across Central Europe

Saturday 6 June 2020: Counter-Reformation,  Patronage and Cultural Landscapes



Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions if applicable (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

16 May 2020

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

01 May 2020

Course fee

Home: £110
Overseas: £110

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1
Saturday sessions: 1

Course code