- Hadrian: Empire and Conflict
"This special exhibition explores the life, love and legacy of Rome's most enigmatic emperor, Hadrian (reigned AD 117-138).
Ruling an empire that comprised much of Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East, Hadrian was a capable and, at times, ruthless military leader. He realigned borders and quashed revolt, stabilising a territory critically overstretched by his predecessor, Trajan.
Objects from 28 museums worldwide and finds from recent excavations are shown together for the first time to reassess his legacy, which remains strikingly relevant today."