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The Capitoline Hill is the smallest hill in Rome and was originally made up of two parts (the Capitolium and the Arx) separated by a deep valley which corresponds to where Piazza del Campidoglio now stands about 8 metres above the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

The Capitoline Museums are now part of the Google Art Project
The Capitoline Museums collection:

www.googleartproject.com/it/collection/musei-capitolini

The Halls of the Capitoline Museums:
www.googleartproject.com/it/collection/musei-capitolini/museumview/

E’ stata inaugurata, (25 ottobre) alla presenza dell’ambasciatore della Repubblica dell’Azerbaigian S.E.  Vaquif Sadikov, del Sindaco di Roma, Ignazio Marino e del Sovrintendente ad interim Claudio Parisi Presicce, la Sala dei Filosofi di Palazzo Nuovo dei Musei Capitolini, nella sua rinnovata veste dopo i lavori di restauro che negli ultimi sei mesi hanno interessato 23 rilievi

05/02 - 25/05/2014
History and Fortune
Palazzo dei Conservatori
Exhibitions

The exhibition begins with a careful and close look at the bronze statue on display in the Hall of the Triumphs, added to the Capitoline collection in 1471 as part of Sixtus IV's donation of the Lateran bronzes.

19/02 - 14/05/2014
Events

“L’Accademia va la Museo”. Docenti e studenti dell’Accademia delle Belle Arti incontrano il pubblico in lezioni e laboratori interattivi sullo Spinario.

26/04/2014
Educational resources for all

Visita guidata a tema consigliata ad adulti
La sontuosa decorazione in affresco del Palazzo dei Conservatori, da sede dei Banderesi a museo della città. Percorso tematico per conoscere più approfonditamente Palazzo dei Conservatori e soprattutto gli apparati decorativi delle Sale di Rappresentanza.

07/05/2014
Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma - Ingresso Ex-Mattatoio (Largo Dino Frisullo)
Educational resources for all

L’Accademia va al Museo. Docenti e studenti dell’    Accademia di Belle Arti incontrano il pubblico in lezioni e laboratori interattivi sullo Spinario. (Mostra Spinario. Storia e fortuna). 
Laboratorio didattico, consigliato a partire dai 14 anni, presso la sede dell'Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (Sede Ex-Mattatoio)

13/05/2014
Sala Orazi e Curiazi
Educational resources for all

L’Accademia va al Museo. Docenti e studenti dell’     Accademia di Belle Arti incontrano il pubblico in lezioni e laboratori interattivi sullo Spinario. (Mostra Spinario. Storia e fortuna). 
Laboratorio didattico, consigliato a partire dai 14 anni.

14/05/2014
Sala Pietro da Cortona
Meetings for teachers

Incontri per i docenti e per gli studenti universitari

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Press office

Current

Exhibitions and events

History and Fortune
Palazzo dei Conservatori
5 February - 25 May 2014
Exhibition

Educational events

27 February - 30 June 2014
Didactic programs for schools
Palazzo dei Conservatori
4 October 2013 - 31 May 2014
Didactic programs for schools
Pinacoteca
4 October 2013 - 31 May 2014
Didactic programs for schools

Planned

Exhibitions and events

A Universal Artist
27 May - 14 September 2014
Exhibition

Educational events

26 April 2014
Educational resources for all
Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma - Ingresso Ex-Mattatoio (Largo Dino Frisullo)
7 May 2014
Educational resources for all
Sala Orazi e Curiazi
13 May 2014
Educational resources for all
Sala Pietro da Cortona
14 May 2014
Meetings for teachers
Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma - Ingresso Ex-Mattatoio (Largo Dino Frisullo)
14 May 2014
Educational resources for all
25 May 2014
Educational resources for all
8 June 2014
Educational resources for all

Multimedia

http://tourvirtuale.museicapitolini.org/
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Making of Google Art Project ai Musei Capitolini
Palazzo dei Conservatori
Mosaico con maschere sceniche
http://tourvirtuale.museicapitolini.org/
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Sala terrena
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Mosaico delle colombe
http://tourvirtuale.museicapitolini.org/
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Flickr
Capitolini Palazzo Nuovo Salone.wmv
Musei Capitolini
Capitolini Tempio di Giove.wmv
Capitolini Sala Frontone.wmv
Capitolini Esedra Marco Aurelio.wmv
Capitolini Cortile Palazzo Nuovo.wmv
Capitolini Sale Horti Mecenate.wmv
Google Art Project - Video di lancio
Capitolini: Tabularium.wmv
Capitolini: Sala Trionfi.wmv
Capitolini: Sala Della Lupa.wmv
Capitolini Sala Imperatori.wmv
Google Art Project - Behind The Scenes
Capitolini: Sala Orazi e Curiazi.wmv
Capitolini Scalone.wmv
Capitolini Sale Castellani.wmv
Capitolini Sala Delle Oche.wmv
Capitolini Cortile Conservatori.wmv
Musei Capitolini
Capitolini Pinacoteca Santa Petronilla.wmv
Google Art Project - TGR Lazio Rai Tre
Capitolini Galleria Lapidaria.wmv
Google Art Project - Walkthrough
Capitolini_SalaGladiatore.wmv
Capitolini: Gabinetto della Venere.wmv
YouTube

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