Black History Month - A day in the life of a Renaissance art historian

Leslie Primo

Event schedule details

Saturday 9 October

14.30-15.15

Event location details

Science Museum

After leaving school at the age of sixteen with no qualifications, in 2000 Leslie Primo found himself working in London’s National Gallery shop and then in the Education Department as a lecturer, which fuelled his ambition to study in the art world.  

Diagnosed with dyslexia during his subsequent studies at Birkbeck UCL, Leslie more than achieved his ambition, becoming a prominent authority on the art of the Renaissance, subsequently branching out to encompass art from the Byzantium to the Victorian age. Today his expertise informs the courses he teaches from the Bishopsgate Institute and City Lit to Imperial College London, where he became their first Art Historian lecturer. He is currently writing a book, ‘From Renaissance to Abolition: A New History of British Art’, due to be published in 2023. 

This is a free drop-in event with limited capacity. Places will be available on a first come, first-served basis, but please refer to the Science Museum’s website for guidance on booking tickets for general admission.

Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Talks and tours
Leslie Primo