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Beyond the Past: sponsoring cultural heritage in Rome

The other day, as I viewed the new exhibit, L’eta’ dell’equilibrio, in the Capi­to­line Muse­ums, I pleas­antly came across the ongo­ing con­ser­va­tion project of the Mar­forio statue in the court­yard of the Brac­cio Nuovo.   The colos­sal, reclin­ing river god became… Con­tinue read­ing

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Hadrian’s Villa and the proposed landfill– the straw that broke the camel’s back

The shock­ing deci­sion to cre­ate a mas­sive land­fill within a few hun­dred meters of Hadrian’s Villa, one of most well known, impor­tant cul­tural her­itage sites in the world is, to say the least, aston­ish­ing.  See last December’s CBS news video… Con­tinue read­ing

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Nip/Tuck: A Facelift for the Colosseum?

Ear­lier this sum­mer, the Min­istry ofI­taly announced that Italy was going to seek pri­vate spon­sor­ship for the Colos­seum, to clean it, sta­bi­lize the struc­ture, change the fenc­ing, make upper floors and under­ground areas (the famed hypogeum) acces­si­ble. A noble cause… Con­tinue read­ing

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