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Rome: City and Empire

Rome: City and Empire

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21 September 2018 to 3 February 2019 | Temporary Gallery 
$24 adult, $20 concession, $60 family, $12 child, $16 Friend  

Witness the grandeur of the vast empire of ancient Rome and share stories of everyday life, worship, war, glory and death, through more than 200 intriguing and beautiful objects from the British Museum.


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  • Side view of a sculpted head
    Head resembling Cleopatra
  • An image showing both sides of the gold medallion of Constantius. On the left is the side profile of a man, with Roman text around the edge. On the right is an image of one man knelling before another.
    Medallion of Constantius I
  • A bronze parade helmet with a woman’s face.
    Parade helmet
  • Silver and gold horse jewellery depicting various animal forms and shapes.
    Horse trappings
  • A decorative brooch.
    Chatelaine brooch
  • A marble statue of a Roman man wearing robes and holding a scroll in his left hand.
    Roman orator
  • A marble carving showing a procession of people riding horses and playing musical instruments
    Burial chest


Plan your school visit to take advantage of the Museum's Rome: City and Empire school programs, aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Teacher-guided, Museum-guided and after-hours tours are available.

More on school programs


The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the National Museum of Australia. Images © Trustees of the British Museum

Presented by  
The British MuseumNational Museum of Australia   
Presented by  

Visit Canberra

Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance

Program partner  
Supporting partners  
Pratt Foundation  Mei & Picchi    De Bortoli
Legal partner  


Media partners  

The Canberra Times

oOh! Media 

The Monthly The Saturday Paper


Palace Cinemas

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The Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance (AGIEI) program was established by the Australian Government to provide funding for the purchase of insurance for significant cultural exhibitions. Without AGIEI, the high cost of commercial insurance would prohibit the staging of many major touring exhibitions in Australia.