The permanent collection of the Museo di Roma in Trastevere exhibits the salient aspects of popular life in Rome from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century, filtered through the tastes and convictions of the artists and folklorists who represented it. The major themes present in the collection are the costumes, the popular dances, the secular and religious festivals and the crafts.
The Museum of Rome in Trastevere is situated in Piazza Sant’Egidio, in a historic building. Even the Piazza takes its name from the nunnery, which included the small church of Saint Egidio.
The earliest nucleus of the convent was founded in 1601 at the church of Saint Lorenzo on the Janiculum, which was later restored and dedicated to Saint Egidio, as a home for the religious order of Carmelite nuns.
From Monday 25 February for conservation works, Ettore Roesler Franz's watercolours cannot be visited
In the two exhibition halls on the first floor, the museum hosts from 1 March 2013 exhibitions:
- Faces, stones, the city: Mario Carbone, Emilio Gentilini 1952–1985, photographs from the collection of the Museum of Rome in Trastevere.
Danubius is a photographic journey searching European identity after the enlargement to the east. It is a trip through the 2.860 kilometers of the river, from the source to the Delta, passing through several cities (Ulm, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Vukovar, Belgrade, Tulcea) and small villages, great plains, wide landscapes, different people, customs and languages.
This world-premiere exhibition presents the extraordinary work of Lee Jeffries, a self-taught photographer strongly influenced by the religious or spiritual and tolerant aspect of the city of Rome, where he took many of the most significant images on dispaly. Jeffries gave these people something more than personal dignity. He gave them a light in their eyes that depicts transcendence, a glimmer of light at the gates of Eden, so to speak.
On display are paintings on canvas and inks by Ivo Batocco, entirely dedicated to Italian and San Marino emigration . The Italian one, with around 29 million departures recorded between 1861 and 1985, was an emigration of such proportions that it has created another Italy outside its borders to the point that that there are over 60 million citizens of Italian origins in world.
Visita didattica per:
- la scuola primaria (classi IV-V) e la scuola secondaria di I grado (classi I-II);
- la scuola secondaria di I grado (classi III media) e di II grado (classi I-II superiori).
Durata 45’ (visita alla collezione), 45’ (proiezione nella sala multimediale).