Paula Nuttall

Paula Nuttall

1 Jun 2017 - 16:31 BY The Arts Society

Paula Nuttall has been an accredited lecturer of The Arts Society since 1995. She gained her BA and PhD from the Courtauld Institute and is a specialist in Italian and north European renaissance art. She has published widely on artistic relations between Italy and the Netherlands in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, including the book From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting 1400-1500. Paula has collaborated on exhibitions in Italy and America and in 2013 co-curated the exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting at the Huntington Art Collection, San Marino in California. In autumn 2017 she will be Scholar in Residence at the Dutch Institute for Art History in Florence.

Paula was a lecturer at the British Institute of Florence, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and is now Director of the V&A Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course, the longest running of the V&A’s acclaimed Year Courses. As a member of the V&A’s Adult Learning team, she lectures and consults on a number of other courses within the Museum. Paula also lectures for the Art Fund, the London Art History Society and the National Gallery, and is an Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld.

Lectures for The Arts Society include:

/ Botticelli’s Florence 

/ Beautiful, beastly and bizarre: the art of Hieronymus Bosch

/ The Mona Lisa: the story behind the smile


The Arts Society has a directory of speakers and we are always interested to hear from enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining lecturers who speak about the arts.



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