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The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome.

The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.

The Capitoline Hill is the smallest hill in Rome and was originally made up of two parts (the Capitolium and the Arx) separated by a deep valley which corresponds to where Piazza del Campidoglio now stands about 8 metres above the original site.
 The sides of this hill were very steep and on account of the difficulty of reaching the top and the dominating position it enjoyed over the River Tiber, it was chosen as the city's main stronghold.

Through the rooms

The hall was built in an open area that historically marked the boundary between the properties of the Conservators and the Caffarellis. In the same space, which was used to exhibit the many sculptures found in the excavations following the urbanization of new areas after the proclamation of Rome as the Capital of Italy, an octagonal pavilion, designed by Virgilio Vespignani, was built in 1876, later it was disassembled to make space for a garden.

Capitoline Museums and Samsung: technology for museum communication

More in-depth news on the most important sculptures exhibited in the museum and on the paintings in the Pinacoteca Capitolina (Capitoline Picture Gallery) can be accessed on all smartphones  equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

The Virtual Tour of the Capitoline Museums – a Zètema Progetto Cultura production developed by HQuadro using the immersive virtual reality technology – is fully interactive and multimedia, and employs sophisticated processing techniques and photo-montage. Take a virtual walk into the halls of the museum. Use your mouse for a 360-degree view, up and down and zoom in to see works of art in detail: sculptures, paintings, architectural details, facings, ceilings and floors.

03/10/2014 - 18/01/2015
Exhibitions

For the first time in Rome, the work of one of the greatest painters and printmakers of the eighteenth-century Venice, Giambattista Tiepolo. In the history of European figurative art, the impressive quantity and variety of designs produced by Tiepolo stands out as a great monument of eighteenth-century graphic representation. 

#TiepoloRoma

25/11/2014
Con la partecipazione di Tosca e altre donne della scena italiana
Esedra di Marco Aurelio
Events

Spettacolo a cura di Daniele Cipriani Entertainment s.c., in occasione della Giornata Mondiale contro la violenza sulle donne.

30/11/2014
Educational resources for all

Visita guidata a tema.
La storia del Museo più antico del mondo e della prestigiosa donazione di opere antiche al Campidoglio da parte di Papa Sisto IV

07/12/2014
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Laboratorio sulla mostra "TIEPOLO: i colori del disegno".
L’attività,  nell’ambito della mostra  che intende presentare la prepotente e carismatica personalità di Giambattista Tiepolo, partendo dal tema della caricatura nel Settecento, intende offrire delle coordinate per imparare a leggere e impostare un ritratto.

07/12/2014
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La mostra intende presentare la prepotente e carismatica personalità di Giambattista Tiepolo che si staglia, con pochi paragoni, sulla grande scena dell'arte figurativa del Settecento europeo.

Current

Exhibitions and events

3 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
Exhibition

Educational events

10 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
Didactic programs for schools
10 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
Didactic programs for schools
Palazzo dei Conservatori
10 October 2014 - 31 May 2015
Didactic programs for schools
Palazzo Nuovo
10 October 2014 - 31 May 2015
Didactic programs for schools
10 October 2014 - 31 May 2015
Didactic programs for schools

Planned

Exhibitions and events

Con la partecipazione di Tosca e altre donne della scena italiana
Esedra di Marco Aurelio
25 November 2014
Event

Educational events

30 November 2014
Educational resources for all
7 December 2014
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7 December 2014
Educational resources for all
28 December 2014
Educational resources for all
4 January 2015
Educational resources for all
4 January 2015
Educational resources for all

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