15 November 2018. Our collaborators at Christ Church Upper Library are pleased to announce one of a pair of talks on early archaeology that complements the exhibition www.chch.ox.ac.uk/library-and-archives/winckelmann-and-curiosity-18th-century-gentlemans-library. Dr Allan Chapman will speak on ‘Giants’ Bones. Tumuli, and “Bare ruin’d Quires”:  The Origins of Archaeology’ on 19th November at 5:15 pm. Full details about the talk and the exhibition are available at www.chch.ox.ac.uk/events/events/giants-bones-tumuli-and-bare-ruind-quires-origins-archaeology. All are welcome. The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited. To book a place, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu, the Keeper of Special Collections at Christ Church at cristina.neagu@chch.ox.ac.uk.

11 October 2018. We are delighted to report that Christ Church Library has agreed to extend the duration of our exhibit until 30 November 2019.

1 August 2018. Our book, Winckelmann and Curiosity in the 18th-Century Gentleman’s Library (Christ Church 2018), with handlist of the exhibition, is available for purchase (only £10) at the Ure Museum’s online store. Please contact Jayne Holly at ure@reading.ac.uk if you are interested in purchasing it. We are delighted to find a nice review of it on Criticks Review: Fine Art (British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies).

Domenico Rossetti, Sketch of Tomb of Winckelmann in Trieste

8 June 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the death of Johann Joachim Winckelmann. You can read more about Winckelmann’s death in chapter 1.3 of Connell Greene’s online exhibition, Longing for what we have lost.

On this anniversary of Winckelmann’s untimely death we are pleased to launch our research webpages devoted to this pivotal antiquarian and scholar: https://research.reading.ac.uk/winckelmania/

— Katherine Harloe, Claudina Romero Mayorga, Amy C. Smith