At the Museum and Online
Part of our World In Colour Season
The onsite event will take place in the Headley Lecture Theatre and the online event is via Zoom
With Dr Paul Roberts, Research Keeper
The Roman world was a mass of colour – most clearly preserved in Pompeii.
In wealthy houses, mosaics, frescoes and marble panelling formed a multi-coloured backdrop to painted sculpture, terracotta objects and furniture – as well, of course, did textiles and soft furnishings.
Public temples and other monuments featured vibrant decorations, while the streets blazed with painted signs and adverts for shops, bars, and politicians.
Come and explore Roman colour through its most famous site and discover more about the role of colour in Pompeian society.