The Lansdowne Relief
What are we planning to do with the Relief now?
The Museum was able to raise the funds to finally buy the Relief in April 2012, largely thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, supported by the Museum’s own funds and a number of private donations. Now that the Relief is part of the permanent collection the potential for research and interpretation can be fully explored and the Relief has an exciting future ahead of it.
To celebrate this acquisition a programme of educational and outreach activities that centre on the Relief has been arranged. These are designed to draw out the inspirational qualities of the object’s iconography and to encourage visitors to make their own connections and interpretations of its original function and contemporary value. The Relief provides an opportunity for engaging museum visitors of all kinds with questions ranging from ancient materials and technologies, to the on-going use and re-use of Greek myths, to historical, social and political history both ancient and modern.
For a full list of prospective outreach events related with the relief as well as a series of talks by curators, conservators and external experts please see ‘what’s on’ or contact Anastasia Christophilopoulou (Outreach officer, Antiquities) on firstname.lastname@example.org.