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.
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.
Rome: City and Empire 30 Nov 2018
Archaeologist Dr J Patrick Greene shares his experiences working on excavations at Fishbourne Roman Palace, the Roman Baths in Bath and Portchester Castle.
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.
Rome audio tour for kids
Date recorded: 21 September 2018. 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 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.
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.
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.