Art and refugees in Hampstead

Course Dates: 21/05/24
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Off Site
Come on a walking tour of Hampstead discovering where refugee artists from the Second World War lived and the people and institutions which made great efforts to save and support them.
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Art and refugees in Hampstead
  • Course Code: VB954
  • Dates: 21/05/24 - 21/05/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Off Site
  • Tutor: Marilyn Greene

Course Code: VB954

Tue, day, 21 May - 21 May '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

On this tour of Hampstead we will discover how Fred Uhlman a refugee lawyer turned artist who settled with his English wife, Diana, in Downshire Hill in 1938 formed the artist refugee committee to rescue artists trapped in Czechoslovakia and about how their house became a refuge for artists. We hear about the organisations that he was involved in; visit sites he was known to frequent; discuss the role of his artistic friends and neighbours and consider other refugees who settled in Hampstead in the advent to the Second World War.

What will we cover?

• About artists who came from Nazi Europe and who either settled in Hampstead or were involved in its institutions

• The work and achievements of Fred and Diana Uhlman is organising the rescue of artists to Britain from Nazi Europe

• About the institutions that were set up in Hampstead to support refugee.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

· Discuss the role of the artist refugee committee and its significance.

· Describe the work of three refugee artists covered on the tour.

· Recall two places where refugees enjoyed spending time in Hampstead.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through lecture outside in front of monuments and spaces pertaining to the topic of this course. A list of stops will be provided.

This course takes place offsite in and around London. Offsite courses take place during public access hours. Tutors are not able to control sound levels or behaviours of visitors outside of the course group, gallery closures or fire alarms. Unless you are a wheelchair user, and have confirmed access details with us (as levels of access can vary between buildings), you will need to be able to walk between sites and stand for some time while looking at them (you may bring your own portable stool if you have one, but we cannot guarantee access to seating offsite.) If you feel you may be impacted by these environmental variations, please inform the department on before the course begins, to discuss reasonable accommodations we can make to assist your learning in offsite.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Sanctuary in the City – Public Art by Refugees and Immigrants 4/6/2024 11-13.30.

Marilyn Greene Tutor Website

Marilyn Greene is a museum professional and London tour guide with an academic background in art history. Qualified as a City of London Guide, she leads Mud-larking tours, Hidden London Tours for London Transport Museum, school tours at the Charles Dickens Museum, as well as developing her walks in the City and north London. Having worked as a Curator at Hampstead Museum and a qualified City of London guide many of her walks specialise in various aspects of these areas. Marilyn worked for 15 years at the Victoria and Albert Museum in adult and community learning and specialised in working with faith communities and organising intercultural tours of the collections. As well as walking tours, Marilyn leads tours and training at both the Victorian and Albert Museum and British Museum.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.