The fantastically preserved ruins of the Roman palace in Split (now in Croatia) were off the beaten path during the era of the Grand Tour, but they did attract the more intrepid travellers.
These included the British architect Robert Adam, who published a book illustrating the palace in 1764 and whose own building designs were inspired by it. This talk will explore the palace, how Adam saw it and its impact in Britain.
CHRISTOPHER GRIBBIN has lectured in classics at Melbourne and Monash universities. He regularly presents talks to community groups, professional organisations and school groups. He also runs a summer school each year at Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum and leads cultural tours to Europe with Australians Studying Abroad.
Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Ticket price: $20 includes Tea/Coffee | Book Online
The Johnston Collection is located in a residential area. We do not publish our address. All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus with pick-up at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne ten minutes before the start of the event you have booked into. Entry will not be permitted to those coming directly to the Collection including confirmed bookings. Visitors can opt to return to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park in our courtesy bus at the completion of their visit. Fairhall exhibition-house tours and lectures take about 1½ hours. We encourage all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park,192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne by public transport.