Lecture Series | Views of Ancient Rome at the State Library of Victoria

Views of Ancient Rome lecture series

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Veduta interna del Panteon (View of the interior of the Pantheon), 1760s-70s edition.

In association with ASA Cultural Tours, the State Library of Victoria is holding a lecture series that coincides with the exhibition Rome: Piranesi’s vision.

The Ruins and Discoveries of Rome 1500-1700 

Prof. Frank Sear illuminates the complex development of Roman architecture, examining the ruins that supplied both inspiration and material for the construction of the papal city.

Thursday 27 March, 6-7pm

Piranesi and Views of Ancient and Modern Rome 

Prof. David Marshall talks about Piranesi and the differing views of ancient and modern Rome.

Thursday 10 April, 6-7pm

Piranesi, Pirro Ligorio and the Visionary Recreation of Ancient Rome in the Renaissance and Baroque Periods

Prof. David Marshall explores the topic of Piranesi, Pirro Ligorio and the visionary recreation of ancient Rome in the Renaissance and baroque periods.

Thursday 1 May, 6-7pm

Dates: 6-7pm, 27 March, 10 April and 1 May 2021

Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, La Trobe St, State Library of Victoria

Free but bookings essential – Bookings online via the  SLV website

More information at the SLV website here.