Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography

Summary

The "Luigi Pigorini" National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography is a public and research museum located in Rome, Italy. Established in 1875 and opened in 1876 [1][2] by Luigi Pigorini, from 2016 it is one of the four museums inside the Museum of Civilizations' network, and is currently directed by Andrea Viliani.[3]

Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
Museo nazionale preistorico etnografico Luigi Pigorini
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The museum building photographed from the facing Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari.
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Established1876 (1876)upright
LocationPiazza Guglielmo Marconi 14, I-00144 Rome, Italy
Coordinates41°49′56″N 12°28′17″E / 41.83222°N 12.47139°E / 41.83222; 12.47139Coordinates: 41°49′56″N 12°28′17″E / 41.83222°N 12.47139°E / 41.83222; 12.47139
Typearchaeology, Art museum
Websitewww.museocivilta.beniculturali.it

HoldingsEdit

One important collection of the Pigorini houses is Neolithic artifacts from Lake Bracciano. Another is the early ethnographic collection of Athanasius Kircher. The museum also conserves the Praeneste fibula, the oldest known inscription in the Latin language.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Preistoria". Museo delle Civiltà (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  2. ^ "Arti e Culture africane, americane, asiatiche e oceaniane". Museo delle Civiltà (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  3. ^ Basili, Giorgia (2022-07-21). "Intervista ad Andrea Viliani, direttore del Museo delle Civiltà" (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-08-01.

Further readingEdit

  • Brizzi, Bruno [ed.] 1976 The Pigorini Museum Rome, Quasar. 424 page catalogue with hundreds of plates in colour and black and white.

External linksEdit

  • Pigorini website
  • European Virtual Museum
  •   Media related to Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography at Wikimedia Commons
Preceded by
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Landmarks of Rome
Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
Succeeded by
Porta San Paolo Railway Museum