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Public invited to 'Pompeii from the British Museum' screenings

22 September 2013

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UCL Qatar is pleased to offer two exclusive screenings of the film Pompeii from the British Museum, to be held at 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September at the Atrium, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.

The screenings will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Gaetano Palumbo, Program Director, World Monuments Fund.

Pompeii from the British Museum is the very first cinema event to be produced by a museum for a major exhibition and an exclusive private viewing of the British Museum’s blockbuster show Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The exhibition has a unique focus, looking at the Roman homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. 

Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, this fascinating show will take the cinema audience around the exhibition in the company of renowned experts, accompanied by music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, with particular focus on the events in the 24 hours leading up to the eruption. 

Please RSVP to events.qatar@ucl.ac.uk or contact +974 44578680.