Tongeren gears up for ‘Imperium Romanum’ exhibition

Work on a new exhibition has started at the Gallo Roman Museum in Tongeren (Limburg). A hundred and fifty photographs taken by Austria’s Alfred Seiland will be on show at ‘Imperium Romanum’ that is set to open in May of next year and will last for around six months.

“Alfred Seiland started to travel in the area that was once under the jurisdiction of the Roman Empire in 2006.  We have selected 150 photos that will be shown at the exhibition” explains Tongeren city cabinet member An Christiaens.

“We are talking about famous, but also less well known architectural remains from the Roman period, bridges, theatres, amphitheatres and military camps.  Visitors will be able to admire the photos that should set them thinking”.

The photos should shed light on the exact nature of immovable cultural heritage and how it has been treated through the ages.  What was preserved, why and was anything restored?

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