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Expanded Interiors

Expanded Interiors

Bringing contemporary fine art practice to Roman houses at Herculaneum and Pompeii.

Expanded Interiors explores ancient Roman wall paintings and Roman artefacts through fine art practice at the two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

About the research project

The project develops site-specific fine art installations within two distinct architectural contexts: the House of the Cryptoporticus, in Pompeii, and the House of the Beautiful Courtyard, in Herculaneum.

Initiated by visual artist Catrin Huber, Expanded Interiors is led by Newcastle University and brings together an experienced team from contemporary art, archaeology and digital technology backgrounds. We are looking at the relevance of Roman wall paintings and Roman artefacts for contemporary fine art practice and how to respond to the histories and complex nature of these archaeological sites within a contemporary context.

The project is funded by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) and is working in partnership with the Parco Archaeologico di Pompei, the Parco Archeologico di Ercolano, the Herculaneum Conservation Project, and Art Editions North.

Funder:

Arts and Humanities Research Council: AHRC

Duration:

8th May 2017 – 30th April 2019

PI and further team:

Catrin Huber, PI, Fine Art, School of Art and Cultures, Professor Ian Haynes, Co-I, Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Rosie Morris, RA, Fine Art, School of Art and Cultures, Dr Thea Ravasi, RA, Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Alex Turner, RA, Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Partners:

Parco Archeologico di Pompei, Parco Archeologico di Ercolano, The Herculaneum Conservation Project, Art Editions North.