A Grand Exhibition in three Museums
Three museums in Trier, the largest Roman city north of the Alps, will focus on the
controversial emperor. With altogehter over 21,500 ft² and with more than 700 exhibits, the exhibitions will provide an exciting insight into Nero´s personality, his era and the tradition of his portrayal.
A grand exhibition in three museums
May 14th – 16th October, 2016
NERO – EMPEROR, ARTIST AND TYRANT
IN THE RHEINISCHES LANDESMUSEUM TRIER
NERO AND TEHE CHISTIANS
IN THE MUSEUM AM DOM TRIER
LUST AND CRIME.
NERO – THE MYTH IN ART
IN THE STADTMUSEUM SIMEONSTIFT TRIER
NERO – EMPEROR, ARTIST AND TYRANT – RECONSIDERED
Hardly any Roman emperor has generated as much interest as Nero (reigned AD 54 – 68). For the first time in Middle Europe, a large exhibition held at three different museums with numerous select exhibitis from Germany and abroad will be devoted to his life and the consequences of his rule.
Today, the emoeror is associated primarily with extravagance, megalomania and cruelty. It is the last years of Nero´s reign that have characterized today´s image of the tyrant, persecutor of Christians and arsonist. The image dates as far back as the writings of ancient authors such as Tacitus and Suetonius, members of the artistocracy whose way of thinking was anathema to Nero. Current research results, however, appear to paint the emperor in a different light. Indeed, Nero was extremely popular among his subjects for much of his reign.
The exhibition shows his rise as successor to the throne, his reign, his violent end and, also,why Nero´s image has been marked by negative aspects to this day. Additionally, the portrayal and the representation of the persecutions of the Christians vividly documents the reception history surrounding Nero´s person up to recent past.
All information from: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH