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.

Matthew Westwood

Matthew Westwood has been a journalist for thirty years and has written about the arts for most of this time. As an arts correspondent for The Australian, he reports on classical music, opera, theatre and visual arts. Matthew has covered international festivals from Adelaide to Bayreuth and Verbier, and major exhibitions from the Hermitage, Musee d’Orsay and the Prado. As well as concerts, plays and exhibitions, he reports on arts policy and the cultural industries. Additionally, Matthew is a fellow of the University of Southern California/Getty Arts Journalism Program.



“Matthew was the ideal tour leader. The briefing he provided on the first day was most informative and set the scene for the tour.’’
Ellen R.  |  Masterpieces from the National Gallery London, 2021