Located in one of the Capital’s most lively and beloved neighbourhoods, the Museum of Roma in Trastevere is housed in the former monastery of Sant'Egidio, where the Discalced Carmelites lived until the taking of Rome.
After its restoration in 1976, the building became the Museo del Folklore e dei Poeti Romani (Museum of Folklore and Roman Poets) seat, inside which were the materials related to Roman popular traditions from the Museum of Rome and the Gabinetto Comunale delle Stampe. In 2000, it reopened as the Museum of Roma in Trastevere.
The renovation allowed a use more in line with current museological needs, lending itself in particular to the organization of temporary exhibitions, especially of photography, shows, conferences, and concerts.
The museum's permanent collection shows the salient aspects of the folk Roman life in the late 18th and 19th centuries, filtered through the tastes and beliefs of the artists and folklorists who represented it. The main themes in the collection are costumes, folk dances, secular and religious festivals, and crafts.
It includes a precious collection of paintings, prints, drawings, and watercolours, including a selection from the famous Roma sparita series by Ettore Roesler Franz (Rome 1845 - 1907), a nativity scene in a 19th-century Roman setting, and six realistic environmental representations, better known as Le Scene Romane, reproducing life-size aspects of 19th-century folk Roman life. The museum's collection also includes materials that belonged to the great poet Trilussa (Roma, 1871 - 1950), donated after his death to the municipality of Rome, and partly exhibited in the video installation called Trilussa's Room.
From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-20.00
24 and 31 December 10.00-14.00
Last admission one hour before closing time
Monday, 1 May, 25 December, 1 January
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