Inaugurated in June 2022 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and with the support of the General Directorate for Museums, the Museo dell’Arte Salvata - Museum of Rescued Art enriches the visiting itinerary of the National Roman Museum’s four venues, i.e. Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps and Crypta Balbi.
The Octagonal Hall of the Baths of Diocletian (more commonly known as the Planetarium) thus becomes the place where the rescue of art in its various forms can be permanently recounted. Thanks, for example, to the work of cultural diplomacy or the Blue Helmets of culture, the investigations of the Carabinieri TPC Command, interventions following natural disasters or conflicts, fortuitous recoveries or in emergency excavations, and restorations curated by the Central Institute for Restoration (ICR) - Central Institute for Restoration. Injured, stolen, dispersed, illegally sold exported and then, finally, brought back home, all “rescued” works of art are presented to the public for a delimited period of time before returning to their home territory and being relocated to the museums they belong to.
Modular display cases and panels allow the arrangement within the Hall to be changed to accommodate and make usable ever-changing finds and new treasures: while exhibits will be placed in the relevant museums, new rescued works will be displayed in order to make continuous updates on the masterful recovery work constantly underway.
Due to technical problems it is temporarily closed to the public.
From Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00
the ticket office closes one hour earlier
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