Monday, October 28, 2019

Sample Chapter - Short History of Museums - Capitoline Museums

Sample Chapter 
Short History of Museums
Capitoline Museums

Pope Sixtus IV donated several bronze statues to the city of Rome in 1471, placing the collection on Capitoline Hill. The museum, still in existence and open to the public, claims the status of the oldest museum in the world. The collection of artifacts and art grew over the years to include ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, art, jewels and other historic artifacts. Pope Clement XII opened the museum to the public in 1734. The museum includes three main buildings linked by an underground gallery that passes under the piazza. Visitors will find a restaurant on the top level that provides a magnificent vista of Rome

Musei Capitolini
Piazza del Campidoglio 1
Capitoline Hill
00186 Roma.
Telephone +39 060608