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September 2018 – February 2019

The Museum magazine cover featuring an image of a marble portrait head thought to be Messalina, Villa Casili, Italy, 55—65 CE. © The Trustees of the British Museum, 2018. All rights reserved

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Explore the blockbuster exhibition from the British Museum, Rome: City and Empire, and features on:

  • Italian migration stories in the Museum’s collection
  • the many faces of Messalina, by Caillan Davenport and Shushma Malik
  • conscription as a defining moment in Australian history
  • the story of British atomic testing in Australia during the 1950s and 60s
  • star chef Stefano de Pieri’s life in three objects

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Publication details

ISSN 2200–2472
National Museum of Australia Press, 2018
Cover image: Marble portrait head thought to be Messalina, Villa Casili, Italy, 55–65 CE. © The Trustees of the British Museum, 2018. All rights reserved

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