THE STAR IS DRAWN. A stroll with Gilles Chaillet amongst signs and drawings through the Rome of the Caesars

05/11/2008 - 03/05/2009
Museo della Civiltà Romana

This exhibition sets out to explore the fascination of Gilles Chaillet in ancient Rome by relating the graphic works on display to the collection housed in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, paying particular attention to the model of the City of Rome.

The drawings produced by this artist provide an extraordinary view of the city of Rome as it must have appeared to a foreigner arriving in the capital of the Empire during the 4th century AD: a detailed description created by the meticulous execution of graphics that depict, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, building by building and window by window every tiny detail imaginable.
Multi-media stations set up along the display enable visitors to “question” the large model to find out more about what they are seeing and participate in a “close-up” virtual tour (created by SIRVEX).


Museo della Civiltà Romana
Opening hours

Tue-Fri 9.00-14.00
Saturday and Sunday 9.00-19.00 (The following schedule will be made only during the show)
Entry is permitted until one hour before closing
Closed on Monday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

Entrance ticket

(ticket includes museum) Full € 6.50 \ Reduced € 4.50


Info and reservations: 060608 (every day 9.00am - 10.30pm)

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Supporto organizzativo e servizi museali: Zètema Progetto Cultura
Sponsored by

Banche Tesoriere del Comune di Roma: BNL - Gruppo BNPParibas, Unicredit Banca di Roma, Monte dei Paschi di Siena; Vodafone

Museo della Civiltà Romana
11/03 - 30/06/2009
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