The section of the National Museum of Rome housed at Palazzo Altemps: a practical guide to the discovery of one of the most important collections of ancient artworks.
[Palazzo Altemps / National Museum of Rome] In 1998 Palazzo Altemps, after years of restoration work, was reopened for public viewing of the Boncompagni Ludovisi collection admired by Goethe and copied by Velázquez.
In the imposing halls of the historic Renaissance palace visitors can see over 200 Roman works in marble of exceptional beauty, some of which were restored by Bernini, including the Hermes Loghos, Orestes and Electra, Athena with serpent and Calliope.
The guide, with clear, thorough texts and fine illustrations, provides accurate historical-archaeological documentation useful for comprehension of the works on display. The reader is accompanied through the visit with brief notes on specific themes: literary sources, curiosities, artistic and historical analysis.