The Venice Programme provides Warwick BA and MA History of Art students with a unique opportunity to study - at first hand and over an extended period - the art produced in Venice and her territories from circa 1100 until the present day, through courses taught by Warwick staff who are leading scholars in these areas.
In 1967, the Department of History at Warwick University decided to send a small number of its third year BA students to Venice, for the duration of the Autumn Term. Nine years later, in 1976, the Art Historians arrived, led by Professor Julian Gardner.
In 2016 we celebrated 40 years of teaching History of Art in Venice.
In Summer 2006 Warwick decisively expanded its Venice programme from three months to six, with a new research base in the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.