Rose Balston is an art historian, TV presenter, lecturer and guide. Based between London and Dubai, she is the founding director of cultural tour company Artscapes, previously named Art History UK. She works with corporate clients, networking groups, schools, universities, families, and groups of friends looking for enriching experiences in the world of art.
Art history combines the disciplines of art, history, politics, religion, philosophy, science and much, much more. Bringing that rich diversity to as many people as possible is Rose’s core mission. With a master’s degree in Art History and 13 years of lecturing, Rose has most recently brought her love and knowledge of the subject to a wider audience, presenting art history programmes for the BBC and Sky Arts.
Rose’s natural communication skills are key to her educational technique. Breaking down boundaries between art and audiences, and stripping away stuffy academic language and pretentious ‘art-speak’, Rose aims to demystify art for people of all ages. She inspires with her passionate delivery, her richly descriptive stories of the past and present and her boundless admiration for the men and women who have made our planet a more extraordinary place.
Allow Rose to give you a nudge you in the right direction and you’ll discover a whole new world of inspiration, right at your fingertips and waiting to be explored.
Rose’s clients include the V&A, Aon, Freshfields, Linklaters, the Bank of England, Norton Rose Fulbright, American Express, Citi, Montblanc, Young Presidents Organisation, a range of top private members’ clubs and Britain’s leading schools, and guests of Claridge’s, the Connaught, the Emirates Palace, Dorchester, Savoy, Four Seasons, Goring and the Intercontinental.