An Etruscan Affair: The Impact of Early Etruscan Discoveries on European Culture

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An innovative, interdisciplinary approach to Etruscan studies, with contributions by eminent international scholars.  

This publication explores how the discovery of Etruscan sites and artefacts has inspired artists, architects, statesmen, collectors, scholars and travellers to Italy from the 16th through to the 20th century, from Ferdinando de' Medici to Piranesi and Federico Fellini.

A key theme under consideration is the impact that Etruscan discoveries have had on the public imagination, in particular the Campanari display of reconstructed Etruscan tombs staged in Pall Mall in 1837 - the first archaeological ‘blockbuster’ exhibition of its kind.

The British Museum acquired much of this material, and the excavation of Etruscan tombs with their stunning wall-paintings was to have a lasting impression on displays in the major museums of Europe.  But before that, Etruscan material was among Sir Hans Sloane’s collection, the founding collection of the British Museum, and it has been on display since the Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1759.  

More about the editor

Judith Swaddling is Curator of the Etruscan and Italic collections at the British Museum. She organised the Etruscan World gallery at the British Museum and has been responsible for numerous conferences, lectures, workshops and publications concerning the Etruscans. She is a member of both the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi ed Italici and the Accademia Etrusca di Cortona and for many years has sought to bring the Etruscans to a wider audience.

 

  • Product Code: cmc0861592111
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 2000
  • FORMAT: paperback
  • Dimension: 29.7cm x 21cm
  • Editors: Judith Swaddling
  • Illustrations: 160
  • Weight: 0.54 Kg

An innovative, interdisciplinary approach to Etruscan studies, with contributions by eminent international scholars.  

This publication explores how the discovery of Etruscan sites and artefacts has inspired artists, architects, statesmen, collectors, scholars and travellers to Italy from the 16th through to the 20th century, from Ferdinando de' Medici to Piranesi and Federico Fellini.

A key theme under consideration is the impact that Etruscan discoveries have had on the public imagination, in particular the Campanari display of reconstructed Etruscan tombs staged in Pall Mall in 1837 - the first archaeological ‘blockbuster’ exhibition of its kind.

The British Museum acquired much of this material, and the excavation of Etruscan tombs with their stunning wall-paintings was to have a lasting impression on displays in the major museums of Europe.  But before that, Etruscan material was among Sir Hans Sloane’s collection, the founding collection of the British Museum, and it has been on display since the Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1759.  

More about the editor

Judith Swaddling is Curator of the Etruscan and Italic collections at the British Museum. She organised the Etruscan World gallery at the British Museum and has been responsible for numerous conferences, lectures, workshops and publications concerning the Etruscans. She is a member of both the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi ed Italici and the Accademia Etrusca di Cortona and for many years has sought to bring the Etruscans to a wider audience.

 

  • Product Code: cmc0861592111
  • PAGES: 2000
  • FORMAT: paperback
  • PUBLISHER: British Museum Research
  • Weight: 0.54 Kg
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