Free Family Activities at Christ Church Upper Library 

The Grand Tour: how Classical art went viral in England

Mondays 30th July, 6th and 13th August / From 11.00 am to 12.30 pm

Discover how antiquities became popular and how key books and travel to Italy helped to develop a taste for the Classics in Great Britain. Families are welcome to join us at Christ Church Upper Library to enjoy our exhibition on Winckelmann and Curiosity and to have fun with arts & crafts activities, handling of objects, talks, etc. Free admission but booking essential at



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:

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