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THIS EXHIBITION TOOK PLACE IN 2008 Rome has been a compelling subject for photographers since the medium's earliest days. Images of Rome originally served as forms of truthful witness to the artistic splendours of the past. Once valued as replications of antique architecture and sculpture in situ, it is now their extraordinary power as images - their technical and artistic subtlety - which allows them to transcend their function as homages to the city. Ruination brings together a series of arresting images of Rome produced by photographers of the mid-nineteenth and late-twentieth centuries. Contemporary artists include Olivio Barbieri, Richard Billingham, Fiona Crisp and John Riddy. TALKS Wednesday 27 February 6.30 -7.30pm (Followed by Private View) Djanogly Art Gallery Lecture Theatre Admission Free An illustrated introduction to Ruination by exhibition curator Richard Wrigley Saturday 8 March 10.00am – 1pm Djanogly Art Gallery Lecture Theatre £20 (£15 concessions) includes lunch and registration coffee Two illustrated lectures by Fiona Crisp relating her experience during her scholarship at the British School in Rome and Katharina Lorenz from the University’s Department of Classics who will talk about representations of the classical and modern city. Thursday 6 March 1pm – 2pm Djanogly Art Gallery Admission Free A guided tour of the Ruination exhibition with Richard Wrigley. Space is limited for all these events so please book your place in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. (Image: Olivio Barbieri, Colosseum (detail), 2004)