La Forza delle rovine

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Period: 
08/10/2015 - 31/01/2016

120 works from public and private collections in Italy and abroad form a wide-ranging discourse on ruins: evidences of the past, places of memory, traces of war, records of natural disasters, signs of damage to the environment. Ruins are investigated in their duplicity: warning about destruction and regenerating force. The exhibition The Power of Ruins, from 8 October to 31 January 2016 will be held in all of the rooms of the Museo Nazionale Romano at Palazzo Altemps, complementing the works in the permanent collection that contribute to the richness of the narrative. The event also inaugurates some new areas which will remains available to the Museum as an extension to its exhibition spaces.

Organized by Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’Area archeologica di Roma, with Electa, the exhibition is a project by Marcello Barbanera, who teaches classical archaeology at La Sapienza University in Rome. It is curated by Barbanera in collaboration with the director of the Palazzo Altemps museum, Alessandra Capodiferro. The exhibition comprises nine sections combining sculptures, paintings, engravings, watercolours, antique books, photographs, pieces of music and film montage. 

Exhibition Path

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Opening times: 

Open every day from 9.00 to 19.45.
Closed Mondays (except Easter Monday), 1 January, 25 December.
The Ticket Office closes at 19.00.

Tickets: 

NATIONAL ROMAN MUSEUM:single ticket valid at 4 sites (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Baths of Diocletian, Crypta Balbi)
Due to the two exhibitions "Henry Moore" at Bath of Diocletian and "La forza delle rovine" at Palazzo Altemps in the period commencing on 24 September until 31 January 2016, the price of the entire ticket is EUR 13,00, reduced ticket: EUR 9,50 (for European Union citizens ages 18 to 25 and for European Union teachers) with an extended validity term of 8 days.
Free: Visitors 17 and under.

Booking: 

+39.06.39967700 (Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 13.30 and 14.30 - 17.00); coopculture

Curated By: 
Marcello Barbanera e Alessandra Capodiferro
Promoted By: 
Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l'Area Archeologica di Roma with Electa.
Contact: 
Press Office: Gabriella Gatto - Electa Mondadori per la Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l'Area Archeologica di Roma.