The Roman museum's brunches

A Sunday a season, a conference followed by a convivial brunch at the Ex Machina Cafe.

Four times a year, the Roman Museum gives you the opportunity to plunge into Roman times, by following a conference, followed by a convivial brunch at the Ex Machina Cafe.

With the support of the "Association des Amis des Musées de Nyon" (AMN).

At 10h30am at the Museum, CHF 33.-/person (reduced price for members of the AMN). Inscription required. ! Conference in French !


Sunday 19 January 2020

By Lorenz Baumer, Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Geneva

Rome and China- Archaeological evidence for a long distance relationship

Fabrics found in Syra, in the Palmyre tombs, show that the Ancient Mediterranean world imported chinese silk. But what about the objects travelling the other way around? Contrary to what we may have thought until now, archaeological sources show that the Roman world was in contact with China during the first centuries of our era: more than thousand years before Marco Polo's journey...


Sunday 17 May 2020

By Sophie Bärtschi Delbarre, Collections Curator at the Roman Museum of Avenches, mosaïcs specialist


Mosaïcs and roman mosaic artists in Nyon: between thermae, lakeside trade and aquatic deities

When Nyon was known as Noviodunum, more or less 15 mosaïcs decorated public buildings or rich households in the city and its surroundings. On the 600 mosaïcs found in Switzerland to this day, 15 may seem feeble. But the presence of the exceptional paving so called "Artemis' Mosaïc" is enough to consider the lot as of great interest. A marine Artemis near Lake Geneva? A story of boatsmen more than a hunting trip...


Sunday 23 August 2020

By Rudolf Wachter, Professor of historical linguistics at the Universities of Basel and Lausanne

On Pompeii's walls: "tags" that say a lot about Roman lives!

Ancient Pompeii is known for its graffiti, engraved or painted inscriptions preserved on the city's walls. Their subject, not always appropriate (!), concern almost every aspect of Roman life. They give unique intakes on current questions about what life may be in a Roman town at the beginning of our era. The author, who just published a commented translation of 1500 inscriptions, invites the public to discover some of these fascinating texts!


Sunday 25 October 2020

By Pierre Sanchez, Professor of Ancient History and the University of Geneva

Everything you think you know about Julius Caesar...

Along with Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar is one of the most famous figures of Antiquity. All sorts of anecdotes, legends and beliefs exist about him: some date back to the ancient authors, but other came to be in more recent times. What about you? What do you know, or what do you think you know about Julius Caesar? Come and test your knowledge on Sunday 25 October... You will definitely deserve the delicious brunch that will follow!



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