Museo di Roma



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A rotating collection displayed over two floors recounts the evolution of the Eternal City from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Paintings and drawings include portraits of Roman movers and shakers, and views of what the city looked like before 17th- and 19th-century building projects, such as the banchine flood walls along the Tiber, dramatically changed it.

Sculpture, clothing, furniture and photographs help to put the city's monuments in a human context, and oddities like the Braschi family sedan chair (used by Pius VI) and the papal railway carriage (used by more recent pontiffs) round out the collection. The palazzo was built by Luigi Braschi (nephew of 18th-century Pope Pius VI) in one of the last great flurries of papal nepotism. Sold to the Italian state in 1871 and intended to house the Interior Ministry, the palazzo later became the Fascist party HQ. The bookshop is well stocked, and the reading room has a selection of Rome-oriented reference books (in Italian).

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Museo di Roma details

Palazzo Braschi,
piazza San Pantaleo 10

Area Rome

Transport Bus 30Exp, 40Exp, 46, 62, 63, 64, 70, 81, 116, 492, 628, 630, 780, 916 .

Telephone 06 6710 8346

Museo di Roma website

Open 9am-7pm (last entry 6pm) Tue-Sun.

Admission €6.50; €3 concessions. Special exhibitions €2.50 extra.

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By In Between Butoh - Feb 18 2011

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Butoh performance ispired by “The Cenci” by Antonin Artaud on the 11 and 12 march 2011 at Atelier Meta-Teatro Rome - via Natale Del Grande, 21 (Trastevere)
Dance and project: Flavia Ghisalberti, Ezio Tangini
Music: Frank Heierli
“The most incredible thing is that, from this prison which life is, you will expect something else than tortures”.
A. Artaud
The performance is on the inevitability of evil, on the superfluity and unmasked falsity of any consciousness.
There is no innocence or guilt. Beatrice Cenci goes against the current morality. Her act is a revolt against arrogant aristocracy and conformism.
“The characters are not men but beings, great incarnated forces; just enough humanity remains to render them plausible from the psychological point of view”. Antonin Artaud

entrance 11 euro
phone numbers 06 5814723 - 340 8578140