The Museum of Roman Culture

Il Museo della Civiltà Romana (1950)

In order to create a stable home for the collection, arranging it all as a permanent Exhibition of Romanitas, it was decided to create a suitable building as part of the Universal Exhibition of Rome, planned for 1942, to celebrate twenty years of Fascism.
However, because of the ongoing events of war, building work was interrupted and the building remained unfinished.
The municipality of Rome recommenced the initiative in the 50s, when FIAT offered to take on the completion of the building, as well as the financing of the project and the early stages of the work.
The Museum of Roman Culture thus came into existence. Ten rooms were inaugurated in 1952 and the museum was opened to the public in its entirety in 1955.