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Events and programs held in conjunction with the exhibition, Rome: City and empire with beautiful objects from the British Museum.

Rome: City and Empire 18 Jan 2019

Rome after dark

Elizabeth Minchin from the Australian National University's Centre for Classical Studies explores life after dark in Ancient Rome.
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Presenters: Elizabeth Minchin
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Rome: City and Empire 05 Dec 2018

In conversation with ABC RN on Ancient Rome

ABC RN’s Richard Fidler and panel discuss our ongoing fascination with Ancient Rome.
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Presenters: Bob Carr, Rhiannon Evans, Richard Fidler and Richard Hobbs
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Rome: City and Empire 30 Nov 2018

Roman discoveries

Archaeologist Dr J Patrick Greene shares his experiences working on excavations at Fishbourne Roman Palace, the Roman Baths in Bath and Portchester Castle.
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Presenters: J Patrick Greene

Rome: City and Empire 14 Oct 2018

Julius Caesar and Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare’s Director, James Evans and the cast of Julius Caesar discuss their roles with National Museum curator Lily Withycombe.
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Presenters: Jemwel Danao, James Evans, Ghenoa Gela, Maryanne Fonceca, Neveen Hanna, Emily Havea, Kenneth Ransom, Russell Smith, Lily Withycombe and Sara Zwangobani
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Rome: City and Empire 21 Sep 2018

Rome audio tour for kids

A fun and fascinating look at Ancient Rome through the eyes of teenage flies on the wall, Marcus and Tullia. This tour brings to life stories based around 11 objects in the Rome: City and Empire exhibition. Links to these British Museum objects are included in the transcript. Aimed at kids aged 8 to 12, the tour was written by Noëlle Janaczewska.

Rome: City and Empire 21 Sep 2018

Rome audio tour

ABC broadcaster and history enthusiast Richard Fidler narrates this tour developed for the Rome: City and Empire exhibition from the British Museum. A cast of leading voice actors help bring 21 objects to life in a tour that aims to be highly emotive, enlightening and reflective. Links to these British Museum objects are included in the transcript. Written by Catherine Freyne and Noëlle Janaczewska.
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Presenters: Richard Fidler
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Rome: City and Empire 20 Sep 2018

Directors in conversation

British Museum director Hartwig Fischer and National Museum director Mathew Trinca on contemporary issues facing museums in the international arena.
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Presenters: Hartwig Fischer and Mathew Trinca

Rome: City and Empire 12 Sep 2018

How did we get here?

A behind-the-scenes conversation with team members from the British Museum led by National Museum curator Dr Lily Withycombe explores the logistics of bringing an international show to Australia.
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Presenters: Daryl Day, Stephanie Vasiliou, Lily Withycombe, Holly Wright
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