The Colours of Impressionism shine out in Adelaide

May 11th, 2018 | Dr Michael Adcock

By Dr Michael Adcock Academy Tour Leader, Paris The ‘Colours of Impressionism’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia offers a most novel and interesting insight into an art movement that is already well-known to many. Unlike the wonderful Orsay blockbuster exhibitions held previously in Melbourne and Canberra, this...

On the road from Bendigo to the Yarra Valley

Feb 21st, 2018 | Dr Nick Gordon

What goes into creating an Academy Travel itinerary? Inspiration, perspiration, experimentation and just a dash of serendipity. In 2017 Dr Nick Gordon took a road trip around Victoria to research and plan our upcoming Regional Galleries of Victoria tour. The trip started in Bendigo, travelled around the southern shores of...

10 great ways to experience Lisbon

Oct 20th, 2017 | Dr Jeni Ryde

Our tour leader Dr Jeni Ryde takes you through one of her favourite destinations – Lisbon.   [caption id="attachment_5417" align="alignleft" width="783"] Rembrandt, Pallas Athena, circa 1655[/caption] 1. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Spend a morning in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, one of the best private collections of art in the world, not...

Insider’s Venice: 10 less-visited islands, museums and palaces

Aug 23rd, 2017 | Robert Veel

By Robert Veel, Academy Travel The crowds in Venice are almost as famous as the gondolas. At the cruise port, as many as five large ships can arrive in a day, disgorging up to 20,000 fun-seeking day-trippers. An equal number can arrive by coach, arriving at the island car-park of...

Ten cultural experiences in Florence not to miss!

Aug 8th, 2017 | Dr Kathleen Olive

You’ve waited in line to see Michelangelo’s David and you’ve sighed over Botticelli’s Birth of Venus – so what else shouldn’t you miss in Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance? Tour leader Dr Kathleen Olive, who lived and studied in this beautiful city, has some suggestions. “As long as...

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