Saturday 14 February 2015, 10.30-16.30 Stevenson Lecture Theatre £22, no concessions
This study day features lectures, gallery talks and a film, and uses the British Museum’s collection of drawings, prints, ceramics and medals to examine different aspects of the Renaissance. Lectures include Venice on the eve of the Golden Age, the Renaissance and the spread of ideas, and Michelangelo’s drawing techniques. Available to Open University students and the public.
Saturday 6 December 2014, 10.30-16.30 BP Lecture Theatre £22, Members/concessions £22
This study day complements a new Open University course. It explores what myth is, the context for myth and how Greek and Roman myths connect. Lectures and talks will cover characters including Aeneas, Io, Phaeton, Apollo and Diana, and will be illustrated through painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, coins and medals, largely from the Museum’s collection. Speakers are from the British Museum and UCL. Open to Open University students and members of the public.
Cinema has been fascinated with the classical world ever since it emerged as a modern technology. This study day will feature screenings of silent films set in ancient Greece and Rome with piano accompaniment, and discussion of them with British Museum staff. The day is curated and hosted by Maria Wyke, Professor of Latin at UCL, and Pantelis Michelakis, Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol.