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Exhibition video

Romance of Ruins TRAILER

Watch the new trailer for our exhibition, The Romance of Ruins: The Search for Ancient Ionia, 1764.

Produced in partnership with the British Museum, this exhibition showcases a series of powerful and poetic watercolours made on an expedition to discover ancient Greek ruins in Ionia (in modern Turkey) and Athens in 1764.

The evocative images by the brilliant young artist William Pars which document the expedition are displayed together for the first time. Soane deeply admired Greek architecture, and purchased books relating to the expedition for his own library, which are here shown alongside Pars’s watercolours.

Find out more and view the exhibition online

Video produced by acapmedia