After being locked up for over 40 years, the extremely rich Torlonia collection of art masterpieces and especially marble sculptures, enough full of rare Ancient examples to deservedly compete with the ones housed even at the Vatican Museums or at Palazzo Altemps in Rome, is finally on view on the occasion of the eagerly anticipated exhibition "The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces" held at the Musei Capitolini starting from October 14.
Milestone Rome has disclosed the adventurous history of the Torlonia collection in a guest post on Art and IP Law Blog and is gathering in this page the main practical information and links to the live coverage in order to allow you to follow the historical event in the round.
Stay tuned and follow our social channels in the next days, as Milestone Rome will cover the historical moment in first person, live from Rome.
Extraordinary exhibition: "I marmi Torlonia: Collezionare capolavori".
Peculiarity: Private collection hidden for 40+ years.
Project: Unique examples of Ancient art and history of collecting.
Curators: Salvatore Settis and Carlo Gasparri.
Duration: 14 October 2020 - 29 June 2020.
Timetable: 9.30 am - 7.30 pm.
Note: last admission one hour before closing.
Closings: December 25, January 1 and May 1.
Info: Check out the official website for the updated timetable.
Place: Villa Caffarelli, Musei Capitolini.
Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1 - 00186 Roma.
Google map: entrance to the Capitoline Museums.
Tickets: 14 € (reduced 12 €).
Warning: The online reservation is mandatory.
Musei Capitolini website: to find all the practical information regarding the exhibition.
Exhibition website: to learn more about the project, the catalogue and the masterpieces on view.
Fondazione Torlonia website: to unveil the history behind the Torlonia collection and the foundation activities.
Art and IP Law Blog publishes a post on the importance of the event by Milestone Rome
The public display of the Torlonia collection is the hard-earned result of a long and laborious controversy between the Torlonia noble family and the Italian State, which led the collection to be hidden to the public for over 40 years.
The exceptional exhibition is going to turn the lights on more than 90 pieces of the collection, which have been carefully chosen, restored, and set-up according to a meaningful display depicting the history of the Torlonia collection within the history of Antiquities collecting in Rome between the 15th and the 19th century. This connection is also visually represented by the curators’ choice to set up the last exhibition section next to the Exedra of Marcus Aurelius, deeply linked to the founding act of the Musei Capitolini and housing the symbol of municipal Rome.
Discover more about the history and the importance of the Torlonia collection reading our educational guest post on the esteemed Art and IP Law Blog, which professionaly covers an interesting range of topics from art crime and cultural heritage to intellectual property law.