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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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Essays on the Capitoline Museums

  • Overview

    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 →

Blog Posts on the Capitoline Museums

  • Rome Day 3

    Posted November 17, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe

    Friday was another very full day in Rome. Our first stop was San Luigi dei Francesi, the main church of the French community in Rome, dedicated to Saint Louis. We visited because it has three beautiful and famous paintings by Caravaggio (1571-1610). Baroque interior of San Luigi dei Francesi The…

Bibliography of the Capitoline Museums

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

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