Civilisations Festival

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Welcome to the Civilisations Festival: an exciting partnership between museums, galleries, libraries and archives, and the BBC which coincides with the broadcast of ‘Civilisations’ on BBC Two in Spring 2018.

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Featured events:

How should we talk about Civilisation? at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This panel discussion with Mary Beard (Cambridge University and co-presenter of Civilisations) Sadiah Qureshi (Birmingham University) and Matt Smith (Artist and Konstfack University Stockholm) poses the question ‘how should we talk about civilisation?’ More info.

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018 18:30 – 20:00


Isobel Wylie Hutchison | Scotland’s Quiet Explorer at the Scottish National Gallery

On the eve of International Women’s Day, writer Jo Woolf looks at the life of this quietly determined woman and describes some of Isobel’s adventures that are all the more fascinating for being little-known. More info.

  • Wednesday 7th March 2018 12:45 – 13:30


Symposium – Head of Augustus at Victoria Gallery and Museum

A free symposium about Augustus, the Romans in Egypt, the site of Meroe and the link to the University of Liverpool, with opportunities to ask the speakers further questions and find out more about this fascinating object. More info.

  • Friday 9th March 2018 09:30 – 20:00

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