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Capitoline Museums
Musei Capitolini
41.893049° N, 12.482668° E
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1471 constructed
Piazza del Campidoglio 1

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    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    The Capitoline Museums are believed to contain the oldest public art collection in the world, founded in 1471 when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of Roman bronzes to the people of Rome (including the Spinario and She-Wolf of Rome, both of which are still on display). The donations were placed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, which still forms the heart of the Capitoline Museums. The collections of the Capitoline Museums are displayed in three buildings on the Capitoline Hill: the Palazzo dei Conservatori, the Tabularium and the Palazzo Nuovo. continue reading →

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Bibliography of the Capitoline Museums

  1. Official Website of the Capitoline Museums. Web. Official website.
  2. Barber, Annabel and Alta Macadam. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.. Blue Guides Limited of London. 2009. Print.

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Holly Hayes
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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