Tuesday, May 9, 2017


1883/87 Camillo Pistrucci (1856/27) in Neo-Renaissance style as home to a college for Jesuits until 1960, on the site of the Palace of Sixtus V at the Baths, the last building to be demolished of the large Villa Peretti Montalto which had become property of the Massimo family
The Italian state bought it in 1981 and had it restored to convert it into a museum by Costantino Dardi (1936/91)
The ground floor was opened to the public in 1995 and the whole museum in 1998
National Roman Museum
It is made out of five different museums in five different locations. The other four are Palazzo Massimo, Crypta Balbi, Museo delle Terme and Museo Palatino
Established in 1889 with headquarters in the Baths of Diocletian and then enlarged with the antiquities of the Kircher Museum and of the Ludovisi collection
GROUND FLOOR - Statuary of the Republican and Augustan period
Room of passage
“Colossal polychrome Minerva” of the Augustan period, from the Aventine Hill, perhaps near the site of the Temple of Minerva seat of the guilds
She is represented sitting as Minerva patron of craftsmen and of the children of school age

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