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2012
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LUX IN ARCANA – IN THE VATICAN SECRET ARCHIVES REVEALED

Lux Arcana in RomeIt will be the first and possibly only time in history that will cross the confines of Vatican City. And they do so to be welcomed and exposed in the beautiful halls of the Capitoline museums in Rome. It is original and 100 documents chosen among the priceless treasures that the Vatican Secret Archives preserve and protect for centuries.
The exhibition organized on the occasion of the fourth centenary from the foundation of the Vatican Secret Archives to explain and tell what is and how does the Archive of the Popes and, at the same time, make the invisible visible and allow access to some wonders so far kept in approximately 85 km linear shelves of the Vatican Secret Archives; will be exhibited extraordinary historical value documents, covering a time span ranging from the 8th century AD until the 20th century.
The title “Lux in arcana” communicates the main objective of the exhibition: the light that filters into the recesses of the archive illuminates a reality out of a superficial knowledge, but accessible only through direct contact and concrete with sources, which for the first time opens its doors to discover the history, sometimes unpublished, narrated in the documents. The exhibition will be enriched with multimedia productions, led by a strict as engaging historical narrative, to allow the visitor to enjoy some famous events of the past and “revive” documents, which you will with the tale of the background and the characters involved.

The document-chosen from among 100 codes and scrolls, files and records and manuscripts-will remain on display for about seven months, from March 1 to September 2012, at the Capitoline museums.

A prestigious venue, chosen to host this memorable event that underscores the deep connection between the city of Rome and the papacy since the medieval age; the sensitivity for the arts of Sixtus IV bind the origins of both institutions involved in the event, but at the same time the history kept in the Vatican Secret Archives is intertwined with the history of Italy, Europe and the whole world.

The Vatican Secret Archives constitutes a cultural heritage that has as its epicenter the city of Rome. That is why the exhibition was organized in collaboration with the capital Rome, Department of Policies and Culture, Historical Center – Superitendence of Cultural Heritage of Rome and Zètema Culture Project.
This memorable exhibition is already creating a huge expectation, nourished by the mysterious charm that the Vatican Secret Archives raises in the collective imagination.
All this will do Lux arcana-in the Vatican Secret Archives revealed a scientific value and unprecedented media.

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2012
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TINTORETTO EXHIBITION IN ROME: 25th February 2012 – 10th June 2012

Tintoretto exhibition in RomeJACOPO ROBUSTI, who is better known as TINTORETTO (1519-1594), is the only Italian 16th century painter not to have had a major monographic exhibition devoted to his work.

This exhibition focuses on the three main themes that distinguish Tintoretto’s work: religion, mythology and portraiture. It is strictly monographic and will be divided into sections comprising a handful of carefully selected and unquestioned masterpieces, beginning and ending with his two celebrated self-portraits of himself as a young man, from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and as an old man, from the Louvre.

This exhibition is composed of some 40 paintings (accompanied by a section devoted to the artistic environment contemporary with the Venetian master), all of the highest quality and on loan from leading international museums and collections, offering visitors a tight but extremely significant overview of the artistic career of Jacopo Tintoretto.

Where: Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, Roma

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm

Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 10:30pm

(Last admission one hour before closing time)

How to reach the Scuderie del Quirinale: by bus n. 40-60-64-70-117-170-H – Nazionale/Quirinale Stop; Metro A (P.za della Repubblica station) metro B (Cavour station)

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2011
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Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS

Gunther von Hagens Body WorldsMore than 33 million people have seen this fascinating exhibition. Making its Italian premiere in Rome, BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the human body and the body in motion. This blockbuster exhibit is designed to show visitors a contrasting view of the reality between healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Discover the contrast between healthy bodies and those in medical distress.

Gunther von Hagens’ is an anatomist and the original inventor of the process of plastination. All anatomical specimens on display are authentic and belonged to donors who legally allowed the scientific process to gain unique insights into the human body.

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2011
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Homo sapiens. The great history of human diversity

Homo sapiens RomeStill asking yourself these various questions regarding the evolution theory: when and where did we evolve? How have human societes spread across the continets? How have cultural innovations affected the growth and spread of population? What is the connection between genes and languages … Cavalli-Sforza and others have answered these questions.

Two hundred thousand years ago Homo sapiens began the journey from a small valley in what is today’s Ethiopia that led him to colonize the entire planet and to live with other human species, forming the great variety of peoples and cultures that we know. For the first time, an international group of scientists from different disciplines and coordinated by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, has reconstructed the roots and routes of human settlement. Geneticists, linguists, anthropologists and paleo-anthropologists have combined the results of their research into a wonderful fresco of the history of human evolution.
The result is Homo sapiens.The great history of human diversity, an international interactive and multimedia exhibition made up of six sections telling the stories of the adventures and extraordinary travels, largely unknown, which generated the mosaic of human diversity.

At Palazzo delle Esposizioni from November 11 2011
How to arrive: Underground metro A (get off at Repubblica) metro B (get off at Cavour) / Bus 40 – 64 – 70 – 71 – 117 – 101 – H (BUS STOP Nazionale/Palazzo Esposizioni)

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2011
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Piet Mondrian: L’armonia perfetta – Complesso del Vittoriano

We recommend the exibition at “Complesso del Vittoriano” from next October 7th to January 29 2012 of Piet Mondrian, which will celebrate the artist with a major exibition entitled “The Perfect Harmony”, that will explain his obsession with the idea of progress.
Mondrian like many avant-garde artists, was not satisfied with the art depicting the appearance of reality but the search of truth deeper that the exterior.

Fascinated by the Cubism, his paintings evolved to give birth to the current knows as Neoplasticism.

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Date: from October 7, 2011 to January 29, 2012

INFORMATIONS

Complesso del Vittoriano

Via di San Pietro in Carcere (Foro Romano – Piazza Venezia)

CONTACTS

Telephone: + 39 06 6780664 – 6780363

Email: museo.vittoriano1@tiscali.it

OPENING TIMES

Monday-Thursday: 9.30 am – 7.30 pm;
Friday-Saturday: 9.30 am – 11.30 pm;
Sunday: 9.30 am – 8.30 pm;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

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