Saturday 3 December 2016, 10.30–16.30 Stevenson Lecture Theatre £23, no concessions
This study day with the Open University is open to everyone, and complements and enhances an OU course. It explores what myth is, the context for myth and how Greek and Roman myths connect. Lectures and talks cover various characters including Hercules, Aeneas, Phaeton, Apollo, Diana and others. These are shown through painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, coins and medals, largely from the Museum's collection. Speakers are from the British Museum and UCL.
Saturday 21 January 2017, 10.30-16.30 BP Lecture Theatre £23,Members/concessions £23
A special day of lectures, a film and gallery talks, this study day complements the Open University course on the Renaissance reconsidered. The event is open to OU students and to the general public and plays to the strengths of the Museum's collection. Topics covered will include the drawing techniques of Michelangelo, Venice on the eve of the Golden Age, Durer as a link between the northern and Italian traditions, Renaissance ceramics, linking cultures and the Waddesdon Bequest as a Renaissance Schatzkammer.