Centrale Montemartini

The Centrale Montemartini, the second exhibition center of the Capitoline Museums, is an extraordinary example of the conversion of an industrial archeology building into a museum, the first public plant in Rome for the production of electricity.

The history of the museum begins in 1997 with the transfer to the power station of a selection of sculptures and archaeological finds from the Capitoline Museums. A large exhibition, commissioned by the Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, would have allowed the renovation of large sectors of the Capitoline Museums to be carried out, without removing the works from the public. The vast spaces of the Centrale Montemartini, marked by the gigantic surviving machinery, were considered more than ever suitable for experimenting with new museographic solutions.

ACEA transformed the headquarters into a museum, adapting the spaces to the new intended use and restoring the machines, while the Capitoline Museums curated the archaeological exhibition. The two different interventions were carried out simultaneously, with great enthusiasm and in full harmony.

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