Burlington House

Volunteers’ Week 2024

Last week was Volunteers’ Week, a national initiative to celebrate the contributions volunteers make to communities across Britain. What better time to reflect on our own volunteer programme at Burlington House?

Fakes, forgeries, and the Society of Antiquaries: Part 2, Richard of Cirencester

This is the second instalment in a series of blogs that tie in with our new exhibition in the Library at Burlington House, examining several forgeries connected to the Society and its collections. In part 2, we take a look at “Richard of Cirencester’s” ‘De Situ Britanniae’ - a forged medieval work that fooled many British scholars for a century.