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Andrea Palladio's L'Antichità Di Roma / Antiquitates urbis Romae
Title page from Andrea Palladio's L'Antichità di Roma / Antiquitates urbis Romae, Oxford edition of 1709

Internal News - 05 July 2006

Bath academics to curate Palladio in Rome exhibition

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering has been invited by the British School at Rome to curate an international exhibition celebrating the birth of the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1508.

The exhibition will open in 2008, 500 years after the great architect’s birth, and be linked to similar celebrations at the Royal Academy in London during that year.

The exhibition will comprise books and maps selected from the School’s collections by Professor Vaughan Hart, as well as a computer model reconstructing pilgrimage routes recommended by Palladio in two famous guides to the city published in 1554. The model will be constructed over the coming year in the Centre by Professor Hart and Professor Alan Day, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

This follows the publication this year by Yale University Press of Palladio’s Rome, a translation by Professor Hart and Dr Peter Hicks (Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre) of Palladio’s two guidebooks to the city.


The British School at Rome is a centre for research on the archaeology, history, and culture of Italy, and for contemporary art and architecture. It serves the needs of scholars and fine artists from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The BSR is one of the research institutes sponsored by the British Academy, and is one of a large group of international academies in Rome.