Rome and the Grand Tour - lecture by Tom Duncan
Lecture | Perrins Hall
Tuesday 1 November 2016 - 18:45 until 20:30
The Grand Tour became fashionable from the middle of the 17th century as it was considered to be essential to the completion of a young gentleman’s education. As well as the remains of ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and the great towns and cities of the Renaissance, Rome was seen to be the most important destination for the acquisition of knowledge and refined judgement. This lecture will examine the art and architecture of the eternal city, highlighting the legendary buildings and collections that continue to make Rome so alluring and important to our understanding of the history of western art. Tom Duncan is the Director of Ciceroni Travel and lectures widely to history and heritage organisations.
Tom will also lead the Art Fund Worcestershire’s visit to Rome in February/March 2017.
This event has been organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.