Sponsorship with the British Museum

Goldman Sachs Sponsored The British Museum’s 2013 Pompeii Exhibition

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum offered a rare opportunity to view the everyday life of ancient Romans in the first century AD

Goldman Sachs partnered with the British Museum, one of the world’s leading cultural institutions, to sponsor its major 2013 exhibition: Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Wall painting of the baker Terentius Neo and his wife. From the House of Terentius Neo, Pompeii. AD 50–79. © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei / Trustees of the British Museum


The exhibition, London's first major one in 40 years and the first ever at the British Museum, ran from March 28 to September 29, 2013. Through new discoveries and iconic objects, some never before seen outside Italy, it allowed visitors to experience everyday life in AD 79 through a focus on the archaeology of the home and lives of the people who lived there.

“It is a privilege to be partnering with the British Museum for this incredibly exciting exhibition”, said Richard Gnodde, co-chief executive of Goldman Sachs International. “We recognize the importance of cultural platforms such as this and we are delighted to offer our support to help bring this unique experience to London.”

The cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were thriving civilizations before they were destroyed and buried under a cloud of ash by the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius, only to be rediscovered in their near-perfect state 2,000 years later. This unique exhibition reflected on the lives and homes of these people before the eruption. For more information visit:


Press Release: Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum