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.
The exhibition, promoted by Roma Capitale, Crescita culturale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, produced by diChroma Photography, created by Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia in collaboration with Zètema Progetto Cultura, and curated by Anne Morin and Alessandra Mauro, represents an opportunity to understand the life and work of Vivian Maier, an artist surrounded by an air of mystery that has contributed to increase her allure.