Meet our 2019–20 award-holders

Find out more about their research and practice


Welcome to the BSR

Find out more about who we are and what we do


Architecture, Humanities, Fine Arts

Residential awards at the BSR


Latest news

Check out what’s going on at the BSR



Seven key themes: from prehistory to the contemporary


A rich and varied archive of over 100,000 items

More about our library and collections


Rooms, facilities, booking information

All you need to know about staying at the BSR


Supporting the BSR

Join the BSR community by becoming a Member


Welcome to the BSR

A Message from the Director:

By the end of June we would normally have held our final Fine Arts mostra of the academic year and been fascinated by the lectures of our award-holders in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Sadly, COVID-19 had other plans. However, we have still been very active, as our increased and increasing on-line activity demonstrates; and we hope that you enjoy exploring and revisiting our collections and resources.

We wish all our friends and supporters a restorative summer break and look forward to opening our doors again in September.

Stephen Milner

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 British School at Rome.

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.

What’s on at the BSR

Residential awards

Creativity & creative research

Supporting the BSR

Staying at the BSR

Taught courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students


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Slideshow photos by: Antonio Palmieri; Angela Catlin; Giorgio Benni; Sophie Hay; Courtesy BSR Library Special Collections; Angela Catlin; Alice Marsh.