Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Brian Ladd

Brian Ladd is past President of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, a specialist in European and Australian sculpture, and a graduate in sculpture from the National Art School, Sydney.

Brian brings a broad knowledge and enthusiasm to the study of art. From 1996 to 2010 he was Head of Public Programs Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and responsible for enlivening the Gallery and engaging diverse audiences with art.

Since 1995 Brian has led successful Society tours in Europe, the United States of America and Australia.


Current Tours:

Majestic Madrid  |  04 – 10 March 2024 (7 days)



“I have travelled with Brian on a number of occasions both locally and overseas. Nothing is too much trouble and he is very knowledgeable.”
Susan C.  |  Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, 2022


“Brian was outstanding, well versed in his field, and helpful in so many ways.”
Paul A. |  Art Galleries of Regional Victoria, 2021


“Brian was not only unbelievably knowledgeable but was also very personable, helpful and friendly. I would not hesitate to do another tour with him.”
Britta H.  |  Galleries of the NSW Hunter Region, 2020


“Brian has a calm, knowledgeable dignity. His planning and follow-through made the tours seamless, and his kind attention to all was most outstanding. A truly great man in every way.’’ 
Frances K.  |  Monarchs, Emperors and Warriors, 2019


“Brian was very knowledgeable and able to add to the information that the local guides were giving. Brian was also very helpful in a personal way throughout the tour.’’
Deanne P.  |  Cathar Castles and Catalonian Cathedrals, 2019


“Always caring of clients and very knowledgeable. Brian always has time to listen to any problems and answer any questions.’’
Suzanne C.  |  Iberian Mosaic 2018