ArmInfo. Starting from today, for the first time, an exclusive exhibition will be held at the Presidential Residence of Armenia on Baghramyan 26, which displays the exhibits of one of the oldest museums in the world - several samples of the mosaic of the Capitoline Museum.
As the press service of the President of Armenia told ArmInfo the head of the office of the President of Armenia, Emil Tarasyan, on behalf of the head of state Armen Sarkissian and his wife, welcomed the event at the official opening of the exhibition, adding that this is another good opportunity to get in touch with Italian culture.
In turn, the Italian Ambassador to Armenia Vincenzo Del Monaco expressed gratitude to Armen Sarkissian for providing this opportunity, noted that joint efforts are aimed at stimulating the bilateral agenda, especially in the fields of culture and art. "Culture is a very powerful factor in our bilateral relations, culture is a common feature of Armenia and Italy, culture is in our genes," the Italian Ambassador said.
The Capitoline Museum (Italian: Musei Capitolini) is the oldest public museum in the world, which was set up by Pope Sixtus IV in 1471, donating to the people of Rome a collection of antique bronze, which had previously been placed under the walls of Lateran. The three main buildings of the Capitoline Museums are: Palazzo Senatorio, built in the 12th century and modified according to Michelangelo's designs, Palazzo dei Conservatori, built in the mid-16th century and redesigned by Michelangelo with the first use of the giant order column design; and Palazzo Nuovo, built in the 17th century with an identical exterior design to the Palazzo dei Conservatori, which it faces across the palazzo. In addition, the 16th century Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, located off the piazza adjacent to the Palazzo dei Conservatori, was added to the museum complex in the early 20th century.
Three units exhibited at the residence of the President of Armenia were discovered in Rome in the 19th and 20th centuries, when the city was rebuilt into the capital. An exhibition of ancient Roman mosaics for guests of the Presidential Palace will be open until the end of September.