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MUSEUM MAY AT SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY

During the month of May, Sapienza’s museums will be open every Saturday to bring visitors closer to the world of science and culture through a series of temporary exhibitions, seminars and conferences, labs, concerts and guided visits.

The third edition of this programme is also part of the “EUREKA! Roma 2018” Programme promoted by the City of Rome, Council for Cultural Grwoth that will be held on April 19 – June 3, 2018. The university will invite families, students and individuals of all ages to visit the Sapienza campus on ever Saturday in May.

On Thursday, May 3, Sapienza will inaugurate the “FISICArmonica” Exhibition for acoustic studies at the Museum of Physics, which will be showcased amidst the statues of the Museum of Classical Arts. Moreover, MuSa – Music at Sapienza will hold a musical performance.

 

PROGRAMME - Saturday, May 12 

10 am – 8:00 pm

 

Open Museums

Museums: Etruscan and Italian Antiquities, Classical Arts, Origins, History of Medicine, Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean, Laboratory of Contemporary Art, Botanical Gardens.

Guided Visits

Museum of Origins, Etruscan and Italian Antiquities, Classical Arts: 10, 10:45, 11:30, 5:00, 5:45, 6:30; Museum of the Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean: 12:00, 4:00

Piazzale della Minerva, 11:00 am

Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio will inaugurate the artistic installation by Alberto Timossi entitled “Fata Morgana / Suspended Spring” at the fountain by Athena’s Statues (Arturo Martini, 1935). The symbolic value of the fountain, which represents the desire for knowledge, coincides with the need to study and analyse the phenomena that underlie change.

Museum Laboratory of Contemporary Arts, 11:00 am

“10 Little Indians 2018. The Way Things Look (Appearance)” a yearly review that aspires to become a permanente opportunity for artists under thirty and their young critics.

Botanical Gardens Museum(L.go Cristina di Svezia 24; also open on Sunday, May 13)

A vast range of activities and events, including: bonsai production, a choral concert dedicated to birdsong by Ottava Rima, labs to discover the treasures of the botanical gardens, guided visits for adults and children, technical demos, and poetry amongst the trees with Silvia Stucki and Terry Olivi.  Quest’ultimo 

History of Medicine Museum, 4:00 pm 

In preparation for the exhibition on “Life Stories. The Ancient Romans Narrated by Science,” which will be held starting on the Night of Museums (May 19), the History of Medicine Museum will host a series of historical reconstructions conceived and developed by Giorgio Franchetti and the Rome SPQR Cultural Association (on demand, the events can also be staged in English, French and Spanish):

- A Journey through Ancient Roman Medicine – the life of the Greek Doctor Eutyches, including traditional domestic first aid activity for a person with serious leg wounds.

Museum of the Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean, 5:00 pm

Piero Bartoloni will present Sara Giardino’s book entitled “La ceramica fenicia da mensa” (Quaderni di Archeologia Fenicio-Punica VII). Phoenician expansion in the west will be analysed through the study of a particular cultural artefact, with particular attention to chronological issues and comparison with Greek indicators.

Museum of Origins, 6:00 pm

A meeting with the author with the “Schili. Memory Traces – Symoblic Animals” Exhibition.