Roman Aquarium and House of Architecture Rome

The Acquario Romano (“Roman Aquarium“) is located in the center of a small park in the Esquilino district in Rome. It was built towards the end of the 19th century in a style typical of the period, called Umbertino, after the then king of Italy. Originally an aquarium, the building has held several functions during the time of its existence. At the moment it is the seat of the Casa dell’Architettura (“House of Architecture“).

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Oriental Art Museum Rome

The Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale used to be housed in the Palazzo Brancaccio, a prestigious building in the Via Merulana. At the moment it is gradually being moved to its present address in the EUR district. The museum is dedicated to Giuseppe Tucci (1894-1984), who visited Tibet a number of times between the years 1928 and 1952 and brought art and artefacts back to Italy.

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Damien Hirst exhibition Rome (Galleria Borghese, 2021)

“Archaeology Now” is the title of a Damien Hurst exhibition that opened on Tuesday 8 June 2021 at the Galleria Borghese in Rome. The exhibition contains 80 of the artist’s sculptures and will last until 7 November.

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Palazzo Colonna Rome

The Palazzo Colonna is located near the Piazza Venezia in the centre of Rome. The building has been owned by the same noble family for more than 900 years. The Galleria Colonna still houses part of the art collection established over the years by this Colonna family. The exhibition can only be visited on Saturday mornings.

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Museum of the Souls of Purgatory Rome

A small but extremely unique museum in Rome is the Museum of the Souls in Purgatory (Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio). It is located in a room next to the neo-Gothic Sacro Cuore del Suffragio Church. The collection consists of objects that show the marks deceased people seeking contact with their next of kin supposedly left on items of cloth or other objects.

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