Mary Beard

Podcast

Classicist Mary Beard on the infamous Roman emperor Nero

Plus, London Gallery Weekend and Nina Katchadourian on her adopted grandmother's embroidery

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News
British Museum

Mary Beard wades into restitution debate in her first blog post as a new British Museum trustee

"Museums have always been controversial. Who should be allowed in? And on what terms?" asks the celebrated classicist

Interview
UK politics

'A democratic vote swayed by lies is not democracy'—Mary Beard on what antiquity can teach us about political spin

The recipient of the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal discusses how understanding Cicero can help decipher the rise of populism

Blog
In the frame

Mary Beard's Bronze Age "museum" heads to Firstsite

Feature
Media & broadcast

Civilisations: how the BBC's new series takes on Kenneth Clark's legacy

Documentary breaks with many of the assumptions in the art historian’s seminal series, but it also owes a great deal to it

Archive
Greek vases

Recent publications by Richard T. Neer, Barbara Barletta and Mary Beard delve into Classical antiquity

The Art Newspaper reviews contemporary scholarship on vase-painting, architectural orders and The Parthenon