An Initiation into the Mysteries of Western Art: the Lecture Course on the History of Art by Edward Clarke

ARTCult Foundation is a partner of the event

Cherwell College Oxford and M17 CAC are pleased to announce the launch of the international education project. The ARTСult Foundation is a partner of the event.

01 July 21

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Professor Edward Clarke's lecture course will open An Initiation into the Mysteries of Western Art.

Cherwell College Oxford and M17 CAC are pleased to announce the launch of this international education project. The ARTСult Foundation is a partner of the event.

The project is to be opened with a lecture by Professor Edward Clarke on the Ashmolean Museum, to be held on July 8, 2021, as part of the International Collectors' Forum at M17 CAC. The lecture will explore the history of the world-famous museum's origins in 17th-century collections, and take a deeper look at the journey of the collection's creation, starting with John Tradescant and Elias Ashmole. 

The international project will launch an online lecture course this autumn.

The involvement of Oxford and Cambridge professionals in the educational platform promises many interesting events, lectures, and courses for Ukrainian art lovers.

This is a bright start to fruitful cooperation and a new step in the educational level of the Ukrainian audience.

EDWARD CLARKE holds a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MA (Hons) from The University of Oxford. He has taught art and architectural history in Oxford for the past fifteen years, and he is currently preparing a book that draws together his interests in this field, called The Secret Mind of Art, to be published by Lion Books in 2022. He recently published a collection of poems entitled A Book of Psalms (Paraclete Press, 2020) and presented Clarke’s Psalter, a documentary about writing these poems, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018. He is also the author of two books of literary criticism, The Later Affluence of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry (Iff Books, 2014). 


Cherwell College Oxford is a leading independent boarding and day school for students aged 12-19. The college is located in the heart of the ancient university city of Oxford. Since its founding in 1972, Cherwell College Oxford has built and maintains an impeccable reputation specialising in pre-university education for students seeking the qualifications needed to enter prestigious higher education institutions. The main advantage of the college is its individualised tutorial system, where lessons are conducted one-to-one and in small groups. This approach to teaching is used at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

M17 Contemporary Art Centre is a cultural institution, a space for dialogue for professional circles, a platform to study and research historical and contemporary cultural processes. The institution is located in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine. Together with Ukrainian and international experts, M17 strives to educate and inspire the Ukrainian society, through exhibitions, a variety of art, and educational practices, to contribute to a positive transformation.