Accademia Britannica a Roma BSR
Accademia Britannica a Roma – British School at Rome (BSR) is an interdisciplinary research institute in Rome for the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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.
L’Accademia Britannica a Roma is 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.
‘Every period of the language and literature, antiquities, art and history of Rome and Italy shall be considered as coming within the province of the [BSR]’.
The BSR is situated in the Valle Giulia on the site of the 1911 British Pavilion. The Pavilion was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and then adapted by him to become the home of the British School at Rome. A major project of renovations and new buildings was completed in February 2004, with further work to improve the building’s sustainability being carried out in 2015-16.
Financial support comes from:
- the British government through the British Academy
- activity-specific sponsorship
- ongoing private support from donors
An impressive list of successful and critically esteemed artists from Thomas Monnington, Winifred Knights and John Skeaping to Eddie Peake, Cornelia Parker, Mark Wallinger and Geoff Uglow have been part of the BSR story.