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Victorian Visions of Classical Greece and Rome: A Panel Discussion

When Nov 20, 2015
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
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Contact Phone 01223 330402
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The Museum of Classical Archaeology was founded in the Victorian period at the same time as Classical Archaeology was coming into its own as an academic discipline. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were buying miniatures of classical statues for each other’s birthday, Victorian diplomats were acting as middle-men in the antiquities trade, and the exhibition at Crystal Palace in Sydenham, not to mention industrialisation more broadly, were bringing the Greeks and Romans to a more varied audience than ever before. What did these developments do to Britain and to Antiquity? Three experts will give their slice of this history. Come and experience Victorian visions over a glass of wine.

Join Dr. Lucilla Burn (Head Keeper of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum), Dr. Yannis Galanakis (Director of the Museum of Classical Archaeology) and Dr. Kate Nichols (CRASSH and the University of Birmingham) in the atmospheric Cast Gallery.

For adults. Booking necessary.

This event is run in conjunction with the exhibition Following Hercules: the Story of Classical Art.

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