Henry Blundell and his collection of Roman sculptures

A talk by Dr. Chrissy Partheni

Join the antiquities curator of World Museum to find out about Henry Blundell and his collection of Roman sculptures, his thoughts and taste for Roman art, important details and hidden stories of certain works.

Henry Blundell was an unusual 18th century collector of Roman antiquities.  Many of the works he collected were believed at the time to have originated from Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli but in reality most likely came from Roman private villas, gardens, baths or gymnasia.  The talk will be an opportunity to reflect on Blundell’s views of certain statues but also to highlight the stories and iconographies of certain gods and the identities and beliefs of Roman people.

Ancient Worlds Talks

The Ancient Worlds evening talks take place on the first Wednesday of every month and are a brilliant way to delve deeper into our exhibitions programme. The talks are delivered by a wide range experts and offer insight into their field.

Evening talks are for members of The Atkinson Development Trust, however non-members are welcome for a fee of £5 (please pay cash on the door). Children under 16 go free (must be accompanied by and adult). Students go free (must show their student card).

See the full talks programme here.

The Atkinson Development Trust

The Atkinson Development Trust is a charity (no: 1161020) whose vision is to develop The Atkinson as a centre for communities to enjoy art and learn together.

There are many ways you can support, including becoming a membersponsoring a seat and donating.

The support that we receive from a wide range of donations and grants plays a vital role in enabling The Atkinson to enhance our visitors experience and tell the story of Sefton.


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