The Getty Villa
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Free; advance ticket required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below. Seating in the Auditorium is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking fee: $15

The Mildenhall Treasure is the only set of Roman silver tableware to survive from Roman Britain. Richard Hobbs of the British Museum discusses its intriguing discovery at the height of World War II, its fine Bacchic decoration, and its burial during the final decades of Rome's control of Britain.

This program complements the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville on view through August 17, 2015.

About Richard Hobbs
Richard Hobbs is curator of the Roman Britain collections at the British Museum in London, England. He is an expert on the archaeology of Roman Britain and the material culture of the Roman Empire, particularly metalwork and coins, on which subjects he has published extensively. His books include Roman Britain: Life at the Edge of Empire (with Ralph Jackson), Treasure: Finding our Past, British Iron Age Coins in the British Museum and The Mildenhall Treasure: Objects in Focus. He has also worked for many years in Pompeii studying the coinage, which culminated in his book Currency and Exchange in Ancient Pompeii (2013). He is currently preparing an in-depth study of the Mildenhall Treasure, due for publication in 2015. Richard is a member of the Roman Society Council, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a visiting research fellow at the University of Reading.

Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. With your program ticket, you may arrive up to one hour prior to the start time of the program. For earlier arrival, a separate general admission ticket is recommended. The auditorium opens at 1:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Café is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and the Museum Store is open until 5:30 p.m.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.