The British School at Rome is one of the most prestigious research
academies in Rome: it was founded in 1901 and received its first Royal
Charter in June 1912. Following the International Exhibition in Rome of
1911 celebrating 50 years since Italian reunification, the site of the
magnificent Edwin Lutyens-designed British Pavilion was granted in
perpetuity to the British nation on condition that it be used
exclusively as a British research centre for archaeology, history and
the fine arts. In 1916, following significant adaptation by Lutyens, the
BSR moved into our current home in via Gramsci, in Rome’s Valle Giulia.
Over the BSR’s first century our facilities for scholars have been
substantially extended and refurbished, most recently through generous
help from the Packard Humanities Institute and Lord and Lady Sainsbury
of Preston Candover’s Linbury Trust, amongst many other sponsors. In
2002 the purpose-built lecture theatre and gallery spaces were opened by
our President, HRH Princess Alexandra.
For over 100 years world-class researchers of the art, history and
culture of the western Mediterranean and the best contemporary artists
in the Commonwealth have been nurtured at the BSR.
The British School at Rome is the bridge between the intellectual and
cultural heart of Rome and Italy and creative and academic researchers
from Britain and the Commonwealth. The British School at Rome is located
just north of Rome’s Centro Storico (historic centre) in the Valle
Giulia which separates the Parioli district from the Borghese Gardens.
The BSR celebrates its achievements, and welcome all the people
interested to begin to
explore what the BSR can offer to visitors and people interested in art
and cultural events, and how they can be a part of this place dedicates
to the studies.
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