The section of the National Museum of Rome housed at Palazzo Massimo: a practical guide to the discovery of one of the most important collections of the artworks of antiquity.
Twenty years of study for the critical examination of the materials and their reordering, restoration of the immense artistic heritage, and recovery of the building destined to contain it: this is the new National Museum of Rome at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. One century after its founding, the institution has now been organized with the task of representing, through original works and documents, the formation and the development of ancient Rome in all its aspects: artistic culture, public and private life, religion, economics, urban planning and forms of extraurban settlement, coins. The guide, with clear, thorough texts and fine illustrations, reflecting the organization of the exhibition area, analytically explores the works on display. The reader is accompanied through the visit with brief notes on specific themes: literary sources, curiosities, artistic and historical analysis.