The Grandeur that was Rome Class Visit
Students in Elisabeth Schwinge’s “The Grandeur that was Rome” summer session class at Johns Hopkins visited the museum last Wednesday. They had the opportunity to work closely with ancient Roman votive cups, marble relief carvings and lead pipes. They also examined Etruscan bronze mirrors and some of the marble funerary inscriptions on view.
The beautiful brochures for the Archaeology of Daily Life course are now available in the museum. Stop in and pick up a copy during our open hours–Monday through Thursday, 11:30am to 1pm. Congratulations to the entire class and Professor Valladares for all of their work!
The Archaeology of Daily Life
In the Spring of 2011, eight Johns Hopkins undergraduates worked closely with Professor Hérica Valladares in the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Museum to explore an expanding, complex field of study – the archaeology of everyday life in the Greco-Roman world. The course resulted in an online exhibition and catalog of twenty-four little known and mostly unpublished artifacts from the museum’s collection. Students investigated two related categories of objects: those designed for daily use, and those that represent ancient daily life. The pieces they selected for the catalog explore five main topics: childhood, private pleasures, female beauty, jewelry and “Tanagras” – modern terracotta sculptures produced in the style of Classical and Hellenistic works of art that offer insight into the reception of Classical art in the Victorian era.