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“A well chosen sculpture menu.”

Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco
Ranked #255 of 1,867 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: The collection, carefully arranged to set up “a museum of comparative antique sculpture” includes works of Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Cypriot, Etruscan, Greek, Roman and medieval art.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Small can be beautifull.The building is an old palads,where you can see the collection of Giovanni Barracco.The things are from Egypt,Mesopotamia,Greek,Bysantine
,Etruria and Rome b.c.
Being inn these rooms,are so calm and vital at once.You are among fellow friends inn an
artistic beautiful world of human elements.It´s up to you ,to complete your own imaginations about human beeings then and now,and just enjoy this little oas jn the middle of Rome fore a couple of hours.This museum has a consentrated taste,you can dream of.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

My 10 year old granddaughter and I stumbled on this museum when on a 7 day educational visit to Rome. Past reviews provide a good summary of the venue ... I would add that the exhibits are presented in chronological historical significance, and I found this an excellent learning opportunity.
We did not have a guide, but simply read all of the information panels along the way, and followed the layout of the museum faithfully. This took about 2 hours to do thoroughly.
There were very few other visitors, and no one objected to my taking photos ... with the result that I now have a fantastic collection of pictures on my iPad which are in effect a brief pictorial history of art. Giovanni was certainly dedicated to his purpose.
I cannot recommend this museum enough ... for all age-groups, all nationalities, and all levels of education.
There is no fancy cafe, or any gift shop ... but there are clean and generous toilet facilities in the basement (the doorway is on the right hand side as you go in through entrance).
To find the museum you could use the 116 electric bus .... get off near to the Piazza Navona, and the Museo dI Roma.
The 116 is a brilliant ride, going rom the Vatican right up to the Villa Borghese ... and running every 10-15 minutes during the day.

4  Thank georgiahay
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

A stone's throw away from the Piazza Navona sits one of the most charming, yet least visited, museums in Rome. The Museo Barracco, a beautifully curated and choice collection of Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculpture, is housed in the so-called Piccola Farnesina or Farnesina ai Baullari. The collection was amassed over the course of half a century by Baron Giovanni Barracco, who, in 1902, bequeathed it to the city of Rome.

The palace in which the collection is housed has nothing to do with the Baron, but was built in 1523 for Thomas Le Roy, a French prelate and an official at the papal court. For his services to the court, he was ennobled and also entitled to augment his coat of arms with the royal lilies of France. This heraldic privilege is recorded in architectural details throughout the palace.

6  Thank AGuidetoRome
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

Museo Barracco, just off Campo dei Fiori, seems to have recently been renovated as the displays are clean, well-lit, and include descriptions in both Italian and English, and braille for the more important pieces. The Egyptian collection includes a very intact sphinx, said to possibly be Hapshetsut [most icons of her likeness were purposely destroyed]. Of additional interest are the canopic jars, mummy masks, and several sarcophagi lids. The third floor contains several beautifully carved busts, most of them Roman copies of Greek originals, and a gilt mosaic.
The museum is small and uncrowded, and well worth the 3 euro entrance [July 2010]. The building itself is also lovely and features a few interesting ceiling frescos.

5  Thank Kelly C
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