300 SQM DEDICATED TO SINOPOLI COLLECTION

ARISTAIOS MUSEUM 

300 mq dedicati alla collezione sinopoli

the Aristaios Museum opened on December 11th 2012. Thanks to the promotion agreement among the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Roma Capitale and the Fondazione Musica per Roma, the Sinopoli collaction became a museum.

The Peduncolo Hall, an area of more than 300 sqm inside the Auditorium, now permanently hosts the 161 works of art purchased by the maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli, a passionate collector, from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

The works of art are important archaeological finds that span from the Minoan pottery of the 3200 B.C., to works from Magna Graecia of 300 B.C., witnesses of the various transitional phases that led to the birth and development of the different cultures.


Behind the big transparent cases, there are examples of the Minoan, Mycenaean, geometrical, Corinthian, Laconia, East-Greek, Attica black-and-red-figure, Italiote black-figure productions and indigenous pottery from Apulia. There is also a marble pot of Cycladic production (3200-2700 B.C.), Etruscan and Magna Graecia bronze crockery and a large series of mainly votive statues with deities and devoted, but also animals. The Attica finds are of exceptional quality: there are works of the most important painters of black figures, like Lydos, the Lysippides Painter, exponents of the Nikostenes group and the Attica painters of red figures, as the Syleus and Eretria Painter.


Among all the finds, what stand out are some unusual pieces, like a terracotta cube painted in concave sides of uncertain intended purpose, perhaps a toy for children, a dough pitcher with spout or a baby bottle.


The works for renewing and setting up of the museum, according to the project of Alvisi Kirimoto’s office, have been made thanks to the funds from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and the subsidies from the Chamber of Commerce of Rome.


Promoted by: Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism – Regional Board of Cultural and Environmental of Lazio Region, Roma Capitale – Department of Cultural Politics and Historic Centre, Fondazione Musica per Roma.
With subsidies from the Chamber of Commerce of Rome.


Free entrance. ​ During special events the exhibition areas can be closed to the public.

OPENING HOURS
Winter hours: from October to March, from 11:00 am to 06:00 pm. On Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm.
Summer hour: from April to October, from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm. On Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm.
1st January from 12:00 pm-06:00 pm. Closed on December 24th.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Ph. +39 0680241281.