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Welcome to the BSR

Welcome to one of the most prestigious research academies in Rome.

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.

They still are.

We are the bridge between the intellectual and cultural heart of Rome and Italy and creative and academic researchers from Britain and the Commonwealth.

We celebrate these achievements, and welcome you to begin to explore what the BSR can offer you, and how you can be a part of a very special place.

Christopher Smith, Director of the BSR

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Next Mostra of works by BSR visual arts award-holders: 12 December 2014

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Monday 13 October 2014

3 - 2 = 1 : Bridge, Bangle & Cornice

Friday 24 October 2014

E Pluribus Unum?

Monday 24 November 2014

The Byzantine Sack of Rome

BSR News Winter 2014

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Monday 21 July 2014

Nicholas Temple shortlisted for CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award

Congratulations to Nicholas Temple (Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellow 2011-2; Rome Scholarship Architecture 1987-8) who has been shortlisted for the International CICA Bruno Zevi Book… more

Monday 21 July 2014

Sharon Hall in 'Colour Boundary'

Sharon Hall (Rome Award Fine Arts 1990-1) is participating in the group show ‘Colour Boundary’ at the Slade School of Fine Art from 30 July… more