The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Sculptural Display - ancient and modern

Hosted by the Hellenic and Roman Societies


Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Beveridge Hall, Senate House, London


Vidcasts of all the lectures are available here.


10.30 Doors to Beveridge Hall open

11.00 Welcome – Professor Catharine Edwards (President, Roman Society)

Chair and respondent – Dr Lesley Fitton (British Museum)

11.15 Professor Olga Palagia (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): Sculptural Display in ancient Greek temples

12.00 Dr Kenneth Lapatin (The J. Paul Getty Museum): The Sculptures of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum - and Beyond

1.00 lunch

2.00 Dr Thorsten Opper (British Museum): Sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa during the Age of the Grand Tour

Chair and respondent – Dr Michael Squire (King’s College London)

3.00 Dr Alison Pollard (Ashmolean): From the Parian to a pug: The Arundel marbles in the Ashmolean

3.45 tea

4.15 Dr Bruce Boucher (Soane Museum): The historic display of sculpture at the Soane Museum

5.00 Professor Whitney Davis (University of California at Berkeley): The Multifacial Conundrum in Classical and Modern Sculpture

6.00 Closing words - Professor Robert Fowler (President, Hellenic Society)


The Societies thank the Institute of Classical Studies for its assistance in staging this conference, and Mr Christian Levett, owner of Minerva magazine for his generous support.

The Roman Society
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Telephone: 020 7862 8727


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