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Lunchtime Lectures

Curious about Cassiano?

Find out more about Dal Pozzo and his Paper Museum in these free lunchtime lectures.

Curated by the University’s Art History and Curating MA students, the exhibition will explore Dal Pozzo’s collection of antiquities, architecture, zoology, geology and more – all recorded on paper, before the invention of photography.

The exhibition opens on 14 June and runs until 1 September 2019.


Wednesday 26 June, 1.10 – 2pm

Recreating a 17th-century Italian Visual Encyclopaedia

Rea Alexandratos, Dal Pozzo Project Co-ordinator, Royal Collection Trust, presents an overview of the vast archive of illustrations assembled by Cassiano dal Pozzo and his brother, Carlo Antonio.


Wednesday 3 July, 1.10 – 2pm

Still Cataloguing the Paper Museum: the Codex Coner

The Codex Coner, produced early in the 16th century, is an important album of drawings, mainly of ancient Roman buildings. Much copied by Michelangelo, it eventually entered the Paper Museum and is now housed in the Sir John Soane Museum, London.

David Hemsoll, of the University’s History of Art department, discusses how current research is revealing more of the many secrets the volume still holds.


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