The Museo di Roma in Trastevere hosts Sulle tracce del crimine. Viaggio nel giallo e nero Rai. La mostra (On the trail of crime. Journey into the Rai crime and noir series), an extraordinary multimedia exhibition by Rai Teche that, through images from the Rai archive, traces the history of detective series, a genre that fascinates all generations, from the great screenplays to the video streaming of the most thrilling series of today.
200 photographs, in black and white and colour, taken from about 80 television programs, 5 video installations and some sound stations, organized according to a thematic - chronological path to experience the enigmas solved by the investigators of the RAI dramas and series - inspired by literary characters, such as the gruff Maigret, Don "Ciccio" Ingravallo by Carlo Emilio Gadda, the surly Rocco Schiavone and the famous police commissioner Montalbano, or the result of an original idea, such as Lieutenant Sheridan, a character who inaugurated the Italian Hard-boiled genre.
The graphic set-up is characterized by artistic-informative panels showing the "spirit of the time", through historical-critical cards and curiosities about each single programs, reproductions taken from Radiocorriere, articles from newspapers and magazines of the time. Besides images, movies and film contributions, on display curiosities and memorabilia, historical artefacts and scenographic elements created ad hoc, and a room entirely dedicated to viewing the television themes of the most popular programs.
The exhibition was born from an idea by Stefano Nespolesi, curated by Maria Pia Ammirati and Peppino Ortoleva. It is realized in collaboration with the Fondazione Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori and INA, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel. Graphic project by Rai Direzione Creativa. Scenographic project by Carlo Canè.
The exhibition is open to the public in compliance with the guidelines formulated by the Technical Scientific Committee to contain the spread of Covid-19 while allowing, at the same time, for a regular museum visit.
From 7 October 2020 to 14 March 2021
From Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm
The ticket office closes at 7 pm
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