07 Dec Renaissance art collection at Palazzo Farnese, Rome
Under the patronage of French Embassy in Italy 17th of December at Palazzo Farnese in Rome will open the important Art Exhibition.
Renaissance art collection of the French Embassy and from major museums in Naples: National Archaeological Museum and the Capodimonte Museum, other Italian organizations, including the Presidency of the Republic, from French museums like the Louvre, Chambord and Ecouen. Exhibition include 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, coins, tapestries and ceramics, the history of this important Palace.
Palazzo Farnese was built by the Farnese family in 1500, some French ambassadors resided in the Palazzo Farnese in the sixteenth century, then in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, from 1875 the palace is home of the French Embassy in Italy and the Ecole Française de Rome. The building, purchased from France and then sold to Italy, since 1936 is the subject of an agreement governing the hiring of two embassies, the Italian in Paris and French in Rome for 99 years.
Exhibition will continue till 21st of April 2011. Curators are Francesco Buranelli and Roberto Cecchi.