Artefact to Art: New art inspired by ancient artefacts

The University of Leicester’s project has resources, a forthcoming competition, opportunities for workshops, and more…


Can ancient artefacts inspire new works of art? What is the difference between artists in the ancient world and today? Are the creative processes of today different or similar to those of the past?

Artefact to Art is a project organised by the University of Leicester in collaboration with the Classical Association, which aims to explore these, and other questions about ancient art and modern creativity.

Through our competition, events, and teaching resources, we hope to encourage the creation of new art inspired by ancient artefacts.