The ASHA Centre

Originally published in The Asha Centre on 1st June, 2010 .

The ASHA Centre

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Rose Balston founded Art History UK. boutique London art tours company, in 2009. After receiving her MA in History of Art at Edinburgh University. Rose followed her passion to Spain where she learnt to speak the language In order to explore her love of Diego Velazquez. She then moved to Italy, spending four years tutoring and guiding students through some of the world's greatest treasures.

In 2009 London's epic art and history lured her back to her home country where she founded Art History UK. Her aim was to make London's rich. varied and endlessy surprising culture accessible to all - whether one was a cultural guru. or completely new to London. its history and art She since has employed a carefully selected team of 12 charismatic and passionate art historians who help with the guiding.

As well as guiding extensively. Rose lectures for the V&A. has commentated for Al-Jazeera English and has written for the Mail on Sunday. London Calling and The Resident magazine. In March 2013 Rose was delighted to be given the title of Conde Nast Traveller‘s London Art Expert.

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