British School at Rome

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British School at Rome
British School at Rome by Edwin Luytens.jpg
The British School at Rome, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens
Established1901
Coordinates41°55′06″N 12°28′52″E / 41.9183°N 12.4812°E / 41.9183; 12.4812
TypeResearch centre
Humanities and visual arts
DirectorStephen Milner
PresidentPrincess Alexandra
WebsiteOfficial website

The British School at Rome (BSR) is an interdisciplinary research centre supporting the arts, humanities and architecture.

History[edit]

The British School at Rome (BSR) was established in 1901 and granted a UK Royal Charter in 1912, its mission is "to promote knowledge of and deep engagement with all aspects of the art, history and culture of Italy by scholars and fine artists from Britain and the Commonwealth, and to foster international and interdisciplinary exchange."[1]

Following the International Exhibition of Art in Rome in 1911, the site of the Edwin Lutyens-designed British Pavilion in the Valle Giulia was granted to the UK on condition that it be used exclusively as a British research centre for archaeology, history and the fine arts. In 1916, after significant adaptation by Lutyens, the BSR moved into what is still its home.[1] In 2002, a purpose-built lecture theatre and gallery spaces, designed by Hugh Petter and sponsored by the Sainsbury family, were opened by HRH Princess Alexandra;[2] the BSR is immediately adjacent to the Villa Borghese gardens and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna.

Awards and fellowships[edit]

The BSR awards residential scholarships and fellowships to artists and scholars from the Commonwealth for periods of three to twelve months; the awardees live in the BSR building and have access to its specialist reference library.[3] Recipients of the fine art awards are provided with studio and workshop facilities.[4]

Awards, based on an open access application system, are made in the following fields: Archaeology of Italy and the Mediterranean; Late Antique and Medieval History; Renaissance and Enlightenment studies; Modern Italian Studies; Architectural History; Architecture including Landscape Architecture; contemporary visual arts practice.[5]

Fine Arts awards[6][edit]

Humanities awards[10][edit]

Governance and leadership[edit]

The British School at Rome is one of the sponsored institutes of the British Academy, whilst maintaining itself as an autonomous body,[11] it receives financial support from the British Academy, award sponsors, private donors and its membership,[12] and is a registered charity under English law.[13]

The BSR is led by a Director, who has traditionally been a senior scholar in the fields of Classical history, art history, or archaeology.

List of directors[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Fine arts[edit]

Humanities[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • T. P. Wiseman, A Short History of the British School at Rome, 1990
  • A. Wallace-Hadrill, The British School at Rome: One Hundred Years, 2001

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wallace-Hadrill, A., 2001. The British School at Rome: One Hundred Years, London: British School at Rome
  2. ^ John, Richard, 2010. Robert Adam: The Search for a Modern Classicism, Images Publishing.
  3. ^ "Walter, John, 2008. John Walter – British School at Rome". a-n. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Kevin Mckay BSR blog".
  5. ^ "Abbey Awards scholarships in painting".
  6. ^ "BSR Fine arts awards". Archived from the original on 2012-11-07.
  7. ^ "Abbey Scholarship website".
  8. ^ a b "BSR awards page website".
  9. ^ "Linbury Trust (trustee of Sainsbury Scholarships) website".
  10. ^ "BSR Humanities awards". Archived from the original on 2012-11-07.
  11. ^ "Academy-Sponsored Institutes". Archived from the original on 2016-03-13.
  12. ^ "Financial Support".
  13. ^ Charity Commission. THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME, registered charity no. 314176.
  14. ^ "History". The British School at Rome. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  15. ^ "STUART-JONES, Sir Henry". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  16. ^ "ASHBY, Thomas". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  17. ^ Boardman, John (2004). "Ashmole, Bernard (1894–1988)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  18. ^ a b "SMITH, Arthur Hamilton". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  19. ^ "RICHMOND, Sir Ian". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  20. ^ "HARDIE, Colin Graham". Who Was Who. A & C Black. May 2009. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  21. ^ "RADFORD, (Courtenay Arthur) Ralegh". Who Was Who. A & C Black. May 2009. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  22. ^ "WARD-PERKINS, John Bryan". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  23. ^ "WHITEHOUSE, Dr David Bryn". Who's Who 2012. A & C Black. 2012. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  24. ^ "BULLOUGH, Prof. Donald Auberon". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  25. ^ "BARKER, Prof. Graeme William Walter". Who's Who 2012. A & C Black. 2012. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  26. ^ "HODGES, Prof. Richard Andrew". Who's Who 2012. A & C Black. 2012. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  27. ^ "Prof Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, OBE, FSA". People of Today. Debrett's. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  28. ^ "Staff and Fellows". The British School at Rome. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  29. ^ "British Academy welcomes new Director of the British School at Rome". British Academy. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  30. ^ "Royal Academy, Stephen Farthing CV biography".
  31. ^ "Royal Academy, Emma Stibbon CV biography".
  32. ^ "Anthony Reynolds Gallery, Mark Wallinger biography". Archived from the original on 2014-03-24.
  33. ^ Press, O.U., 2012. Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators, Oxford University Press.

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