Find out about Lyon-born Roman Emperor, Claudius
A Roman Emperor from Lyon
Claudius, Emperor of the Roman Empire from 24th January 41 until 13th October 54, was born in Lugdunum, Gaul, which we know as modern-day Lyon. The exhibition at Lyon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts celebrates this Lyon-born Emperor through more than 150 works: statues, paintings, and coins.
A New Perspective on Claudius
Claudius has often been dubbed weak, easily influenced and both intellectually and physically poor. The Musée des Beaux-Arts wants to take a new look at this man. Supported by historical evidence, the exhibition shows him to be a man who was cultured, cared about his people, and promoted efficient administrative reforms.