Upcoming SAH Events

Victorian Society in America Summer Schools

Studies in Architecture, Art, Design, History, and Preservation


Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 9, 2013; Tuition: $2,300

This ten-day course is a comprehensive survey of Newport and its remarkable collection of 17th-early 20th century architecture. Richard Guy Wilson, renowned author, lecturer, and the University of Virginia’s Commonwealth Professor and Chair of Architectural History, leads the course. Wilson and his distinguished guest lecturers discuss the histories of architecture, interiors, landscapes, city planning, preservation, and society in and around Newport. Participants visit public and private buildings, with behind-the-scenes access to some of Newport’s most celebrated summer cottages, from McKim Mead and White’s Isaac Bell House (1883) in the shingle style, to Richard Morris Hunt’s The Breakers (1893), the palatial showplace of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The program is based at Salve Regina University, a leader in architectural restoration and adaptive re-use.


Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 14, 2013; Tuition: $4,500

This course provides a comprehensive survey of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, interior design and decorative arts, through lectures and in-depth visits to sites including William Morris’s Red House (1859) and the Palace of Westminster. The history of London and issues of preservation and restoration of historic buildings are also addressed. A highlight is the mid-course tour of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester. The course is lead by Ian Cox, Director of the London Art Course at Christie’s Education, and eminent architectural historian, Gavin Stamp, and their team of adjunct lecturers, including architecture and decorative arts expert Alan Crawford. HOW TO APPLY Graduate students, academics, professionals, and enthusiasts interested in museum, arts, architecture, and design professionals are encouraged to apply. Generous scholarship assistance is available for qualified applicants. Details of this year’s programs, scholarship assistance, and application instructions and forms are available at