This week I revisited one of my favourite museums in Rome, Centrale Montemartini.
The museum itself houses some of the excess of the Capitolini collections, which are displayed among the remains of one of Rome’s only industrial factories.
The contrast between the ancient statues, friezes and mosaics contrasts pleasingly against the dormant, once powerful machinery. Only issues with photos from this museum trip was that I was in a slight rush to catch a train, and so I didn’t take enough time with my photography, ensuing in quite a few blurry photos.
In displaying the ancient sculpture among the machinery, Montemartini has preserved the industrial site which otherwise would have been left to rot, while providing space for some of the Capitolini collections that would otherwise not been on permanent display.
Interestingly enough, the display at Centrale Montemartini is still technically a temporary display years after it opened! Think it’s fair to say that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.