Roman Empire: Power and People

April 19, 2013

Rome: The Art of War by M.C. ScottFrom Roman Fact to Roman Fiction
19 October 2013, 2-4 pm, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Historical novelists Manda Scott and Ben Kane; Professor Kate Robson-Brown of the University of Bristol; and museum curator Gail Boyle explore the relationship between Roman fact and Roman historical fiction in a free event at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. The afternoon will include a special introduction to the exhibition ‘Roman Empire: Power and People’ by curator Gail Boyle for attendees of this event who have either already visited the exhibition (proof of ticket purchase required), or who will be visiting it on 19 October. (Please note: there is a charge for entry to the exhibition.)

Unknown-10The event is part of a programme of activities accompanying the Roman Empire: Power and People exhibition, when objects from the British Museum will be displayed alongside objects from Bristol Museum’s own collections. The event has been organised by the Historical Novel Society in partnership with the Bristol Museum as part of the HNS’s “Meet the Historians” initiative which brings together members of the public and experts such as historians, archaeologists, genealogists, librarians, archivists and fiction and non-fiction writers.

“From Roman Fact to Roman Fiction” is a free event, but please note there is a charge for entry to the exhibition. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please email gail.boyle@bristol.gov.uk or telephone her on 0117 9223587.

Posted by Richard Lee