Nigel McGilchrist, Art Pursuits Abroad
Nigel studied Classics at Oxford. He is an art historian who has lived and worked in the Mediterranean area – Italy, Greece and Turkey – for over thirty years, working initially for the Ministero dei Beni Culturali (the Italian Ministry of Arts) in the field of wall-painting conservation. He taught at Rome University, for the University of Massachusetts, and was for eight years Dean of the European Studies programme for a consortium of American Universities. He lectures widely in art and archaeology at museums and institutions in Europe and the USA. When at home, he writes, and produces olive oil and wine.
For six years he walked every path and village of the sixty inhabited Greek islands, preparing the most detailed existing survey-guide of their archaeology, history and art. It was published in abbreviated form as the Blue Guide to The Aegean Islands, and in a complete version as the twenty volumes of McGilchrist’s Greek Islands. (www.mcgilchristsgreekislands.com).
Nigel McGilchrist is lecturing in these Study Tours: