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Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall

Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall

4 November 2020

School of History, Classics and Archaeology's very own Dr Susanna Phillippo and Dr Sally Waite have produced a new, online exhibition, 'Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall'.

Working in partnership with the Great North Museum and English HeritageDr Phillippo and Dr Waite's new exhibition tells the story of Sir Charles Monck’s travels in the Mediterranean: first an epic honeymoon to Greece in 1804-1806, and a later journey to the island of Sicily in January 1831.

His encounters with ancient Greek antiquities and their landscapes influenced his design of the house and gardens at Belsay in Northern England. Monck’s travel diaries, and nineteenth century artworks, illustrate his journeys; while artefacts from the Shefton Collection of Greek Art and Archaeology illuminate the Greek world that inspired him. 

Those who are interested can view the exhibition online at: Please note: the online exhibition is unfortunately not compatible with mobile phones. 

The exhibition launched on Wednesday 4th November 2020 and will run until October 2021. 

The exhibition was funded by a Public Engagement Award from the Institute of Classical Studies, London. More information about the award can be found at: