14-27 Nov. The British School at Rome opens an exhibition entitled Ruins in the Archive, comprising archival documents from The Warburg Institute and the BSR.
On display are photographs Helmut Gernsheim made of important London monuments for the National Buildings Record to document them in case of their destruction during world war two, and John Bryan Ward-Perkins photographs of war-damaged Italian buildings and monuments, also taken during world war two.
The exhibition, accompanied by a one-day colloquium on 14 November, will explore historical examples of academic responses to archives in times of crisis. The exhibition opens at 18.00-20.00 and can be visited Mon-Fri 16.00–19.30, until 27 November.
For full details see BSR website. Photo (detail) Helmut Gernsheim, St. Paul’s Cathedral from the East. © The Warburg Institute
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