What a Great Way to Look at Art – the Centrale Montemartini, Rome

In a break from tradition, this is not an article about some convoluted historical event, my experiences in a less than savoury setting or my girlfriend trying to bump me off. In fact 2ndcupoftea is going all highbrow and brings you a short review of a museum.

BUT, not any museum I hasten to add. I recently had the good fortune to visit Rome again but this time leading a group of travellers for whom, like me it was their umpteenth visit. The agency that had organised the trip knew this and wanted to include a visit none of them would have experienced before. They came up with: the Centrale Montemartini. I for one couldn’t be happier that they did. Here’s why…

Roman Sculpture in the Centrale Montemartini

The Museum is housed in an old power station and only ended up as a museum thanks to a series of fascinating and fortunate occurrences. It is now used by the much more famous Capitoline Museums as an experiment in museum display techniques; position of Roman sculpture, lighting angles and so on. This makes the experience quite unique. For one they allow photography and with flash. You can imagine how long I could have spent there.

To read more about why I found this museum so amazing please clink on: Roman Sculpture in The Centrale Montemartini And when you next visit Rome, if you are looking for something different: go! You’ll not regret it.

~ by 2ndcupoftea on January 21, 2011.

2 Responses to “What a Great Way to Look at Art – the Centrale Montemartini, Rome”

  1. Wow! This looks interesting. Hope we can visit on our next trip. And, hope all is well with you.

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