Free school sessions for Key Stage 3 and 4

To celebrate that the exhibition on Winckelmann and Curiosity has been extended until the end of November 2018, the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology has designed a programme of activities suitable for Key Stage 3 (Art and Design: The reception of ancient Greek Art in the 18th century and today) and Key Stage 4 (Art & Design and English: All roads lead to Rome). Sessions will take place on Mondays at Christ Church Library where we will disseminate the importance of Winckelmann and his works on the appreciation and spread of understanding of ancient Greek Sculpture and Roman copies in the 18th Century. We will also learn how his writings have continued to influence people’s reception of ancient Greek sculpture until today. For more information and booking a session, contact ure.education@reading.ac.uk

The Grand Tour: How Classical Art Went Viral in England 

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology has designed a programme of family activities to accompany Winckelmann and Curiosity in the 18th-Century Gentleman’s Library exhibition in Christ Church Upper Library. These sessions will take place on Mondays 30th July, 6th and 13th August at the Library and will explore the importance of the Grand Tour and Winckelmann’s publications in the dissemination of Classical art in Great Britain. Admission is free but booking essential ure.education@reading.ac.uk

Winckelmann and Curiosity in the 18th-Century Gentleman’s Library

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology is pleased to present this exhibition, in collaboration with Christ Church Library, Oxford, from 29 June–26 October 2018. This exhibit explores J.J. Winckelmann’s influence on the arts in Europe, especially in Britain, through printed media, architecture and decorative arts. Please see the exhibition’s webpages, which are maintained by Christ Church at www.chch.ox.ac.uk/library-and-archives/winckelmann-and-curiosity-18th-century-gentlemans-library

Ideals and Nations: New perspectives on the European reception of Winckelmann’s aesthetics

We are pleased to launch the Winckelmann and curiosity exhibition on the occasion of the third of the series of workshops on the theme Under the Greek Sky: Taste and the Reception of Classical art from Winckelmann to the present. This workshop, Ideals and Nations: New perspectives on the European reception of Winckelmann’s aesthetics, which will take place at Christ Church, Oxford, on 29 June 2018, will feature Professors Elisabeth Décultot (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Alex Potts (University of Michigan) as keynote speakers.