Villa Adriana Archaeological Museum

Villa Adriana restoration for the display of the Archaeological Museum
Restoration and conservation
Rome, Italy
Curated by:
Morettiarchitettura with Marco Agliata, Caterina De Gasperis Giurgola, Francesca Romana Poerio

As a result of the villa's restoration and conservation project, it is planned to re-functionalize the artifact as a museum. The project foresees that the Museum will also be open to visitors in the summer evenings during the highly spectacular artistic events that have enlivened Hadrian's Villa for years, as both the interior and exterior, have been illuminated. Thanks to this project, the Museum will regain the centrality within the Archaeological Complex that befits it, moving from its role as a scenic backdrop to a privileged place to house the Statuary Cycle of the Canopus, the Cycles that decorated the Villa, the marble portraits of the families of Hadrian and Caracalla, the artistic contexts of outdoor furnishings, architectural fragments and marble decorations. The museum space will also have reserved parts for temporary exhibitions.