Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall

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Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall
This online exhibition takes as its framework the vivid diary accounts

by Sir Charles Monck, Belsay Hall’s owner from 1795, of his travels

in the Mediterranean: first an epic honeymoon to Greece in 1804-5,

then an adventurous winter tour of Sicily in 1831.



Recorded diary excerpts, sketches, 19th-century artworks and

photographs illustrate the journeys, exploring the links between

Monck’s encounters with Greek and Sicilian antiquities and

landscapes, and the redesign of the house and gardens at Belsay which

his travels helped inspire.



Alongside this, the exhibition presents details and images of

artefacts in the Great North Museum: Hancock’s Shefton collection

associated with the sites Monck visited, illuminating key aspects of

the Greek world which so fascinated Monck.



Some rarely seen items from the English Heritage Belsay repository

also round out the story of Monck’s inspiration.



Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall was created, in

cooperation with English Heritage, by Dr Susanna Phillippo and Dr

Sally Waite of Newcastle University alongside Andrew Parkin, Keeper of

Archaeology at the Great North Museum. The project was funded by a

Public Engagement Award offered by the Institute of Classical Studies,

London.

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26th May 2022,
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27th May 2022,
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28th May 2022,
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