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1 Exhibitions & Events 24 January 10 May 2015

2 Exhibition Roman Empire: Power & People A British Museum Tour Saturday 24 January to Sunday 10 May Admission Free Exhibition opening times: Mon to Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: pm Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time The McManus: Dundee s Art Gallery & Museum is the only Scottish venue for The British Museum s Roman Empire: Power & People touring exhibition. The exhibition brings together over 160 stunning pieces from the British Museum, to explore the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen. Alongside the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to see objects from Dundee s Roman collections, as well as objects from the National Museum of Scotland, and Perth & Kinross Museum Service. The exhibition is supported through the generosity of the Dorset Foundation, and has been developed in partnership between Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives and the British Museum. #RomanEmpire #Dundee Exhibition Classical Art: The Legacy of the Ancients Saturday 24 January to Sunday 10 May Admission Free Exhibition opening times: Mon to Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: pm Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time To coincide with Roman Empire: Power & People, The McManus is staging an exhibition of artworks with a taste of the Antique. Classical Art: The Legacy of Ancients illustrates the enduring influence of ancient Greek and Roman culture through paintings, sculpture and ceramics from Dundee s nationally significant collection of fine art. #ClassicalArt

3 Talk What is Classical Art? Thursday 5 February pm The McManus FREE Booking essential on Join us for an informal tour of Classical Art: The Legacy of the Ancients exhibition and find out why the culture of ancient Greece and Rome has been a constant inspiration to artists for over two thousand years. Event Love and the Romans Saturday 14 February 7-10pm The McManus Cafe From stolen glances and passionate embraces to bitter break-ups and fond farewells, Roman poetry is a great place to learn the ancient language of love. Join Makar W.N. Herbert, poet for the City of Dundee, as he shares a selection of Roman love poetry with you to celebrate St Valentine s Day. This specially themed event also includes live music performances, and a delectable feast of Valentine nibbles and drinks will be on offer from The McManus Café Bar. Over 18 s only. Talk Roman Scotland: Life on the Edge of the Roman Empire Wednesday 25 February pm The McManus Learn what life was like for both Romans and natives in occupied Scotland from Dr Fraser Hunter, principal curator of Iron Age and Roman collections at National Museums Scotland. The exhibition will be open to view from 6pm and the talk begins at 6.30pm. Sponsored by the Roman Society. Pitalpin Snake Bracelet on loan courtesy of National Museum Scotland

4 Interactive Event Roman Coins: Heads & Tales Saturday 28 February 2-4pm FREE Drop In From strong women to dastardly forgers, Roman coins have stories to tell. Meet our Curators in the museum s Creative Learning Studio to see some of the coins in Dundee s collection up close. Talk Meet the Romans Thursday 12 March pm The McManus FREE Booking essential on Join Christina Donald, Curator of Early History at The McManus as she discusses some of the highlights of the British Museum s Roman Empire: Power & People exhibition. Talk Roman Gask: Updates from the Frontier Wednesday 25 March pm The McManus Collections Unit Archaeologist Dr Birgitta Hoffman of the Roman Gask project will speak about new research on the frontier system of the Gask ridge and Strathmore, the earliest Roman land frontier in Britain. Family Event Roman Occupation Saturday 4 April 12noon - 4pm Broughty Castle Museum FREE No need to book, just drop in! Broughty Castle has been occupied by the Roman Army! Come along to this exciting event in the grounds of Broughty Castle, where The Antonine Guard will share with you what it was like to serve in the Roman Army beyond the northern frontier. Coins the British Museum Trustees of the British Museum This event will take place outdoors in the Castle s grounds. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

5 Talk The Power of Myth Thursday 9 April pm The McManus FREE Booking essential on Join us for a fascinating look at some of the Greek and Roman myths that have inspired artists through the ages. This talk will include an informal tour of the exhibition Classical Art: The Legacy of the Ancients. Family Event Roman Holidays: Talk & Tournament Monday 13 April 2-4pm FREE No need to book, just drop in! Mark Hall, Curator at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, introduces our holiday programme of family activities exploring the Romans love for board games. Find out about the 2000 year-old board games that can still be played today, the emperors and soldiers who played them; and take part in an exciting games tournament. Who will be the Roman Champion of 2015? Under 8 s must be accompanied by an adult. Family Event Roman Holidays: Games Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 April 2-4pm FREE No need to book, just drop in! Make and play Roman games with the Creative Learning Team. Under 8 s must be accompanied by an adult. Event Horus Hidden Plumage Saturday 25 April pm British Museum Conservation Scientist Joanne Dyer, presents the fascinating story behind the sculpture of the Egyptian god Horus and will describe how innovative imaging techniques have been used to determine its original colourful appearance. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion. Copper alloy figure of Horus the British Museum Trustees of the British Museum

6 Event Roman Armour Thursday 7 May 3-4pm How did a Roman soldier based in Northern Britain dress? What weapons did he carry? Using evidence from archaeology and contemporary sculpture, Dr Jon Coulston, School of Classics, University of St Andrews, answers these questions and many more, giving a fascinating insight into life in the Roman Army. Verona Centurion Friese Detail Jonathan Coulston Focus on Film Romans! Swords & Sandals on Screen Sundays 11am Dundee Contemporary Arts We are delighted that DCA Cinema is running a series of special film screenings which coincide with the Roman Empire: Power & People events programme, and is part of their Focus on Film course with Dundee University Film Department. Screenings are open to the public, as well as course participants. Each film will be introduced by a lecturer. For those taking part in the course, the film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion. 8 February Ben Hur (1959) William Wyler 15 February Spartacus (1960) Stanley Kubrick 22 February Satyricon (1960) Federico Fellini 1 March Carry On Cleo (1964) Gerald Thomas 8 March Gladiator (2000) Ridley Scott 15 March Centurion (2010) Neill Marshall See for more details Creative Learning Calling all Teachers, Schools and Community Groups! Book a tour, creative workshop or CPD session to explore the global influence of the Roman Empire. From mosaic making and coin interpretation, to the creative exploration of classical art forms, a wealth of opportunities are available for groups to explore all things Roman! Wednesday 28 January pm CPD Secondary Teachers Thursday 29 January pm CPD Primary Teachers Community Group visits can be arranged at a time to suit your group. Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3 February - 6 May School Visits For information and to book or call Keri on (01382)

7 Marble sculpture of a barbarian captive the British Museum Trustees of the British Museum

8 Venues The McManus: Dundee s Art Gallery & Museum Albert Square Dundee DD1 1DA T: McManusDundee The McManus Collections Unit Barrack Street Dundee DD1 1PG T: McManusDundee Copper alloy and enamel dragonesque brooch the British Museum Trustees of the British Museum Broughty Castle Museum Castle Approach Broughty Ferry Dundee DD5 2TF T: DCA Cinema Dundee Contemporary Arts 152 Nethergate Dundee DD1 4DY T: DCAdundee Booking To book the free event tickets for The McManus online, please visit: For further information on Events & Activities, please contact The McManus on #RomanEmpire #Dundee Leisure & Culture Dundee is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No. SC042421

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