Classics and Museums

Classics and Museums

Wednesday 30 June, 2010, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL

Organised by Dr Kate Nichols (Bristol) and Dr Debbie Challis (Petrie Museum, UCL)

This full day seminar uses a mixture of lectures, discussion and visits to museums in London to consider the importance of material remains from the classical world in the modern reception of Greek and Roman antiquity.

The aims of the day are to:

· gain an understanding of the importance of exhibited objects for the reception of the classical world

· consider how visual culture and museums studies fit into reception theory

· think about the role museum displays play in shaping our understanding of classical archaeological material

A full bibliography and timeline of museums and the display of classical antiquity in Britain will be available on the day.

Places are strictly limited – please book early.

For further information or to book a place please contact Kate Nichols at e.kate.nichols @ googlemail. com


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