Private View of “Troy- Myth and Reality” at the British Museum
The British Museum, very kindly, has granted us a Private View of this new exhibition. The exhibition, already opened to the general public, has received 5 star reviews.
Our Private View is on Wednesday 22nd January 2020. This is how the British Museum describes this unmissable exhibition:
–The legend of Troy has endured for more than 3,000 years.
The story of a great city, plunged into a 10-year war over the abduction of the most beautiful woman in the world, is irresistibly dramatic and tragic. This allure has sent adventurers and archaeologists in quest of the lost city, which is now widely believed to have existed.But what of the heroes and heartbroken, women and wanderers, who are said to have played a part in the Trojan war? Why have they inspired so many retellings, from Homer to Shakespeare to Hollywood? Get closer to these captivating characters as you explore the breath-taking art that brings them to life, from dramatic ancient sculptures and exquisite vase paintings to powerful contemporary works. You can examine also the fascinating archaeological evidence that there was a real Troy, offering tantalising hints at the truth behind the mythical stories.From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this phenomenal new exhibition.
There will be a fee for this private view of £15 for members of the BES; £10 for students members of the BES, £25 for non-members and £15 for students not members of the BES.Email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main entrance to the Museum in Great Russell Street opens to us at 6.00pm on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 and commences with a talk on the exhibition by one of the curators, Ms Alexandra Villing; the evening ends at 8 pm. For Security Reasons the museum needs to know the names of those attending so can you please return to me the slip below or by email.
In the past I have organised a dinner after the exhibition in a local Greek or Turkish restaurant. If this is of interest, please get in touch
Noel Rands, Secretary