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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.

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The Capitoline Hill is the smallest hill in Rome and was originally made up of two parts (the Capitolium and the Arx) separated by a deep valley which corresponds to where Piazza del Campidoglio now stands about 8 metres above the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.

28/01 - 04/10/2015
From Commodus to Diocletian (180-305 AD)
Exhibitions

The exhibition The Age of Anxiety, the fourth appointment of the cycle "I Giorni di Roma", aims to deepen the knowledge of a historical period of great change that marked the age between the reigns of Commodus (180-192 AD) and Diocletian (284-305 AD).

02/01 - 31/05/2015
Didactic programs for schools

Visita didattica per la scuola primaria (classi IV e V) e secondaria (I e II grado).

19/02 - 31/05/2015
Didactic programs for schools

Laboratorio didattico di modellazione legato alla mostra “L’Età dell’Angoscia. Da Commodo a Diocleziano (180-305 d.C.).
Destinatari: Scuola Primaria e Scuola Secondaria di I Grado.
L’attività,  nell’ambito della mostra  che intende presentare i profondi cambiamenti che segnarono il III secolo dell’Impero Romano, il secolo della “crisi”,  e che preannunciarono molti elementi  caratterizzanti l’età tardo-antica e alto-medievale, è articolata intorno ai temi del ritratto e alla tecnica della modellazione ed è finalizzata, attraverso un percorso interattivo e strutturato per impegnare i partecipanti alla realizzazione di un manufatto, alla conoscenza della capacità comunicativa dell’espressione figurativa e delle tecniche scultoree nel mondo antico.

11/03/2015
Educational resources for all

Visite tattili per persone cieche o ipovedenti al percorso mostra L’Età dell’Angoscia. Da Commodo a Diocleziano 180-305 d.C. a cura dell'Associazione Museum.

12/03/2015
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Fra poteri e inquietudini: l’eloquenza del segno nella ritrattistica di epoca romana - La crisi.
A cura della Prof.ssa Edelweiss Molina.

13/03/2015
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Lo sguardo come specchio dell’esistenza: disegnare il turbamento.
A cura di Pier Luigi Berto.

17/03/2015
Palazzo dei Conservatori - Esedra del Marco Aurelio
Didactic programs for schools

Gli imperatori dell’età dell’angoscia…o meglio: se li conosci li eviti!
Drammaturgia e recitazione a cura di Antonietta Bello con la partecipazione di Pia Lanciotti (Teatro di Roma)

18/03/2015
Educational resources for all

Il volto come luogo privilegiato di simulazione e dissimulazione delle passioni.
A cura di Vincenzo Scolamiero.

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Current

Exhibitions and events

From Commodus to Diocletian (180-305 AD)
28 January - 4 October 2015
Exhibition

Educational events

19 February - 31 May 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

2 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
Exhibition

Educational events

13 March 2015
Educational resources for all
Palazzo dei Conservatori - Esedra del Marco Aurelio
17 March 2015
Didactic programs for schools
Palazzo dei Conservatori - Esedra del Marco Aurelio
19 March 2015
Didactic programs for schools
20 March 2015
Educational resources for all
Palazzo dei Conservatori - Esedra del Marco Aurelio
24 March 2015
Didactic programs for schools
5 April 2015
Educational resources for all
3 May 2015
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13 May 2015
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7 June 2015
Educational resources for all
17 June 2015
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21 June 2015
Educational resources for all
30 September 2015
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