Saturday 5 December 2015, 10.30–16.30 BP Lecture Theatre £23, no concessions £23
This study day complements an Open University course and explores what myth is, the context for myth and how Greek and Roman myths connect. Lectures and talks will cover various characters including Aeneas, Jupiter, Io, Phaeton, Hercules, Apollo and Diana. These will be illustrated through painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, coins and medals, largely from the Museum's collection. Speakers will be from the British Museum and UCL. Open to all, including Open University students.
Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions including:
- Drawing in silver and gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns (10 September - 6 December 2015)
- Celts: art and identity (24 September 2015 - 31 January 2016)
- Egypt: faith after the pharaohs (29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016)
- The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds (19 May 2016 - 27 November 2016)