Statues from Roman gardens are now in the Boiler Room – Centrale Montemartini

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The exhibition space of the Centrale Montemartini has a surreal quality due to the unexpected blend of industrial facilities with preserved machinery and antique sculptures.

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During the renovations of the Capitoline Museums in the 1990’s, parts of the collection were moved to an industrial building Centrale Montemartini. It used be a power plant on the Ostia Road. The new exhibition space was such a success that the city decided it was a permanent solution.

Around 400 sculptures from the Capitoline Hill Museums are divided according to theme and origin:
– In the “Column Hall”, there are private and religious portraits from the Republican period,

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– In the “Machine Hall”, there are monuments found in Rome (Circus Flaminius, Temple of Apollo, Sosianus, Capitoline Hill, Area Sacra of Largo Argentina, Theater of Pompey),
– In the “Boiler Room”, there are statues from Roman gardens, imperial residences and domus.

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