Creative Curiosos: Private Tour of London's Unique Museums for Two with Leading Artist, Rosalind Freeborn

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Creative Curiosos: Private Tour of London's Unique Museums for Two with Leading Artist, Rosalind Freeborn

Various Locations, London

£200
  • Add an extra guest (four maximum) +
    £50

“Experience first-hand the vibrant culture of the city” Wonderland Magazine

Why we love it

Join former publicist, arts promoter and portraiture artist, Rosalind Freeborn on an exploration of London’s hidden creative gems. Explore the capital’s most curious and compelling collections at museums including The Cartoon Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum and The Hunterian and discover the techniques involved in producing some of the world’s most renowned portraits and sculptures at a variety of well-recognised and off-the-beaten-track museums.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a three-hour privately guided tour of London's off-the-beaten-track museums for two people, brought to you by SideStory
  • Explore the likes of The Cartoon Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum and The Hunterian with portrait artist, cultural insider and former art publicist, Rosalind Freeborn
  • Delve into the history of portraiture, explore artistic treasures and discover a fascinating and different aspect of London

Description

Rosalind Freeborn began her career as a book publicist with publishers such as Hutchinson and Hodder & Stoughton. She moved into general arts promotion, handling the marketing for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and promoted leading arts and design events such as the launch of the Museum of Everything and the annual London Design Festival.

Rosalind's second life as a portrait artist marks her out as a great cultural insider, blessed with wonderful insight into the making and understanding of portraits from all periods of history.

Take an alternate view of London’s art museums on a tour in the company of the creative portrait artist. As well as taking in some of London's main galleries at the National Portrait Gallery, Courtauld Institute or the British Museum, Rosalind specialises in an exploration of some of London’s often overlooked outposts. Guests will be introduced to some of the capital’s most curious and compelling collections at private-homes-turned-galleries and museums tucked away in London's sprawling metropolis, such as The Cartoon Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum and The Hunterian, for a surprising glimpse of the past and the chance to view artistic treasures.

Throughout the experience, Rosalind will explain the evolution of portraiture, pointing out portraits to demonstrate how people through the ages have chosen to be represented and how artists have responded to them. She will provide a brief history of the artists and their subjects and, using her understanding of portraiture, bring the process to life through explaining painting techniques, styles and composition.

While this is the perfect experience for anyone who is keen to take a trip into the history of portraiture, time spent with Rosalind is just as much an exploration of London’s hidden creative gems, providing a fresh and fascinating view of London.

Description

Rosalind Freeborn began her career as a book publicist with publishers such as Hutchinson and Hodder & Stoughton. She moved into general arts promotion, handling the marketing for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and promoted leading arts and design events such as the launch of the Museum of Everything and the annual London Design Festival.

Rosalind's second life as a portrait artist marks her out as a great cultural insider, blessed with wonderful insight into the making and understanding of portraits from all periods of history.

Take an alternate view of London’s art museums on a tour in the company of the creative portrait artist. As well as taking in some of London's main galleries at the National Portrait Gallery, Courtauld Institute or the British Museum, Rosalind specialises in an exploration of some of London’s often overlooked outposts. Guests will be introduced to some of the capital’s most curious and compelling collections at private-homes-turned-galleries and museums tucked away in London's sprawling metropolis, such as The Cartoon Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum and The Hunterian, for a surprising glimpse of the past and the chance to view artistic treasures.

Throughout the experience, Rosalind will explain the evolution of portraiture, pointing out portraits to demonstrate how people through the ages have chosen to be represented and how artists have responded to them. She will provide a brief history of the artists and their subjects and, using her understanding of portraiture, bring the process to life through explaining painting techniques, styles and composition.

While this is the perfect experience for anyone who is keen to take a trip into the history of portraiture, time spent with Rosalind is just as much an exploration of London’s hidden creative gems, providing a fresh and fascinating view of London.

We Also Recommend

  • Check out Rosalind's unique paper collage portraiture on her website, Paperface
  • Head for a post-tour cocktail at Courtauld Institute of Art graduate David Freud's eponymous Soho speakeasy, Freud, hosting rotating art exhibitions from documentary photography to ink sketches and oil paintings
  • Explore London’s Tate Modern and Tate Britain and discover two very diverse styles of art

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The "Portraits in Practice" experience is available any time subject to Rosalind Freeborn's availability.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of six people.

At least 7 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We Also Recommend

  • Check out Rosalind's unique paper collage portraiture on her website, Paperface
  • Head for a post-tour cocktail at Courtauld Institute of Art graduate David Freud's eponymous Soho speakeasy, Freud, hosting rotating art exhibitions from documentary photography to ink sketches and oil paintings
  • Explore London’s Tate Modern and Tate Britain and discover two very diverse styles of art

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The "Portraits in Practice" experience is available any time subject to Rosalind Freeborn's availability.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of six people.

At least 7 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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Creative Curiosos: Private Tour of London's Unique Museums for Two with Leading Artist, Rosalind Freeborn

  • Add an extra guest (four maximum) +
    £50