History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
The Stuff of Legend: Heinrich Schliemann's Life and Work
American School of Classical Studies in Athens
This digital exhibition explores the life of German excavator Heinrich Schliemann, the Homer-obsessive who is known for his excavations at Troy, Mycenae and Tiryns in the late 19th century. The exhibition draws on his extensive archive.
Mycenae from Myth to History
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
till 10 December, 2021
An exhibition of Robert McCabe's photographs of ancient Mycenae, taken in 1955 at the request of site director Alan Wace. The exhibition features the site and surrounds, with captions to incorporate local histories and people.
Greece Re-Created: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall
Great North Museum: Hancock
An exhibition on the collector Charles Monck (1779-1867), who lived at Belsay Hall in Northumberland, featuring extracts from his diary of his honeymoon in Greece and artefacts from the Shefton Collection.
Exhibition Website: greece-recreated.com/
Great North Museum: Hancock Website: greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/
Mediterranean Threads: 18th and 19th Century Greek Embroideries
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
12 Sep 2020-Feb 2021
This online exhibition is part of the Ashmolean's Museum from Home series. It focuses on 18th and 19th century textiles from the Mediterranean in the Ashmolean's collection. Many of these were collected by noted early 20th c British archaeologist John Linton Myres, who spent time travelling and excavating in Greece and Cyprus.
See the exhibition here.
Hidden Women at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
University of Reading
Following on from a temporary display at the Ure Museum in summer 2019, this digital exhibition weaves the stories of ten 'hidden' women in the Ure Museum's history together with artefacts from the Museum's collection and on loan. Ten short films introduce these women and the artefacts chosen. Narration in the films features extracts from archives at the Ure Museum and the University of Reading.
Hidden in the Archive: Collectors, Curators and Cataloguers
until 10 September 2019
Open 9-4.30 Tues-Thurs
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
University of Reading
An exhibition featuring the stories of ten women who in collecting, curating and cataloguing helped shape the archaeological collections at the University of Reading. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvD8p4n8t10&feature=youtu.be
More information: https://research.reading.ac.uk/curiosi/collcurcat/
Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
until 29 July 2018
The British Museum
An exhibition on how the art of classical Greece, particularly the Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum, influenced the work of late 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Tickets required; webpage here.
Histories, contexts and meanings: classical archaeology in UK regional museums
15 May 2018, 6-7pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Vicky Donnellan (British Museum) will discuss the history of classical archaeology collections in various regional museums, focusing on the stories of collectors, donors and founders, and including the changing history of displays.
The Classical Now
2 Mar-29 Apr 2018
Bush House & Inigo Jones Rooms
King's College London
An exhibition at King's College London exploring the connections between the ancient art of the Graeco-Roman world and modern art. Organised as part of the Modern Classicisms project. Admission free.
Codebreakers and Groundbreakers
24 October 2017-4 February 2018
10-5 Tue-Sat; 12-5 Sun
A free exhibition highlighting the story of wartime codebreakers in Bletchley Park alongside the work of archaeological codebreakers and groundbreakers deciphering Linear B, an ancient writing system, the earliest in Europe, discovered during archaeological excavations in the early 20th century.
Screening Verulamium: Institute of Archaeology films from the 1950s
22 November 2017, 6pm - 7 pm
Room 609, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Amara Thornton and Caitlin O'Grady (UCL Institute of Archaeology) will introduce a screening of two short Institute of Archaeology films from the 1950s showing excavation and conservation at the site of the Roman city of Verulamium (St Albans, Hertfordshire).
The Lost City of London
3-29 October 2017
A free photography exhibition charting excavations in the City of London after the Second World War. Details are here.
The Discovery of Roman London
11 September 2017-5 January 2018
Library opening hours listed here.
An exhibition charting the history of Roman archaeology in London, and the sites and artefacts relating to Roman London. It highlights the pioneering work of London antiquary Charles Roach-Smith, and illuminates the history of the Museum of London's predecessor, the Guildhall Museum. Further information and a list of associated events can be found here.
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10-5, 7 July-29 Oct 2017
evening openings 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 21 Sep, 12 and 26 Oct and during Leighton Lates.
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema produced many works that illustrated life in the Classical world. The exhibition will take visitors through Alma-Tadema's life and work, and the influence that his art continues to have on our perception of the classical world today. Also features the art of Alma-Tadema's wife Laura Alma-Tadema and daugher Anna Alma-Tadema. Entrance ticket to Leighton House gives entry to exhibition. Further details here.