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David Talbot Rice and the Rediscovery of Byzantium

From the 1920s through to the 1950s, renowned archaeologist and art historian David Talbot Rice conducted some of the first examinations of the ruins of the Byzantine Empire.

Exhibited here for the first time, photos, drawing and field notes from these studies mark his contribution to bringing a forgotten empire back into the popular imagination.

There is a coinciding exhibition Excavating Empire: Gold, Silver and Bronze in Byzantium in the Barber’s Coin Gallery. Read more here.


Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour

From Friday 12 June 2020 - ONLINE

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A Golden Jubilee: 50 Years of the Barber Coin Collection

23 September 2020 - 27 June 2021

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