As of today, the Galleria Borghese is increasing its activity on social media with a series of new digital programs introduced by Director Francesca Cappelletti in a video clip published on the museum’s channels.
The programs present stories and studies by Gallery officials – people who work in the museum and have studied at length its works and collections – as well as by international friends from academies and other foreign cultural institutes in Rome. The Galleria will also be a place of cultural and inspiring encounters and exchanges, hosting book and poetry readings and events regarding contemporary literature to strengthen the bond between the museum’s past and its present.
This is the Galleria Borghese’s new series of programs:
Views from far and near: international cultural figures such as Elizabeth Rodini, the American Academy in Rome’s Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, and personalities from other cultural institutes, including the French Academy (Villa Medici), talk about a work in their language, with Italian subtitles.
We are here for you: brief conversations in which people who work in the museum (art historians, restorers, officials) delve into a work: for example, the restorer Barbara Provinciali, who works on the collection’s Roman mosaics, which are part of the interior decoration of the Villa and are being restored in collaboration with the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro.
Museum lessons: the first of this series of approximately 30-minue mini-documentaries – which take a detailed look at topics regarding research and other work at the Galleria – is dedicated to the diagnostic investigations and display of Raphael’s Deposition, presented by the head of the project, Marina Minozzi.
In a small company: in the rooms of the museum, conversations and readings of poems and recently published books with authors such as Aldo Cazzullo and Paolo Di Paolo.