Admission charge, sponsored by BP
Hadrian, emperor of Rome from 117 to 138AD, is best known for his interest in architecture, his passion for Greece and Greek culture and of course the eponymous wall he built between England and Scotland, then Caledonia. This exhibition will look beyond his established image and offer new perspectives on his life and rule, exploring the sharp contradictions of his personality and his role as a ruthless military commander. This will be the second exhibition held in the Round Reading Room, itself inspired by one of Hadrian’s architectural masterpieces in Rome, the Pantheon.
The press conference at the BM will be held on Thursday 10 January at 9am.