Meet the People
of the Roman Empire
Opened in August 2010
The treasures of two great museums come together in the Partnership Gallery at the refurbished Yorkshire Museum in York.
Named Roman York: Meet the People of the Roman Empire, the gallery tells the story of the cosmopolitan city of Eboracum (the Roman Name for York), using loans from the British Museum to illustrate Yorkshire’s links to the wider Empire and beyond.
Key loans include a portrait bust of Roman Emperor Caracalla, a bronze figure of Hercules and an engraved gem portrait of a Libyan.
The Yorkshire Museum and the British Museum are sharing not only objects but also expertise as part of this partnership. In particular, the two museums are collaborating around their numismatic collections.
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The new gallery includes objects from both Yorkshire Museum and the British Museum