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Since 1985 over 40,000 fragments originating from the forum area have been catalogued and documented from deposits created after excavations carried out in the 20th century. A seemingly huge quantity of finds but in reality they represent a small percentage of what was the enormous quantity of marble facing and super-structure blocks which made up the Antiquarium Forense (Forum District).

Dedicated to the forums’ architectural decoration, the museum addresses their structural aspects to once again give us a ‘final’ view of the original buildings. To complete their reassembly the use of artificial elements made from plaster has been used. The use of such elements was agreed upon in the planning phase. Exhibits are completed with ‘colour’ which is not only applied on the plaster mouldings but also on modern marble surfaces through the use of dyes.

The five monumental complexes named the “Imperial Forums” were constructed in topographic continuity with the old Roman Forums of the imperial-republican era. The new structures substituted the religious, political and administrative functions of the former.

In chronological order of inauguration the forums built were: the Forum of Caesar (46 BC), the Forum of Augustus (2 BC), The Temple of

Inaugurated in the 2 BC, the Forum of Augustus consists of a rectangular square paved with white marble slabs, dominated, at its lower end, by the temple dedicated to Mars Ultor, also built in white marble from the quarry in Luni today known as Carrara. The temple was built against a high wall built of blocks of tufa stone that separated the forum from the rowdy Subura neighborhood.

19/05 - 01/11/2015
Tales about food and fashion
Exhibitions

"L’Eleganza del Cibo", una grande mostra, in occasione dell’EXPO 2015 per celebrare a Roma il connubio perfetto tra la nutrizione, tema dominante dell’esposizione universale, e la maestria sartoriale Made in Italy.

22/05/2015 - 07/02/2016
Città Eterna, eterni marmi
Exhibitions

Retrospettiva dedicata allo scultore uruguayano Pablo Atchugarry 

02/08/2015
Educational resources for all

Visita alla scoperta delle tecniche costruttive dei vari periodi di vita del monumento e all’individuazione degli interventi di restauro messi in atto dagli stessi Imperatori e/o dai loro successori, durante il Medioevo, fino ad arrivare alle demolizioni e ai restauri dell’epoca moderna e contemporanea.

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Città Eterna, eterni marmi
22 May 2015 - 7 February 2016
Exhibition
Tales about food and fashion
19 May - 1 November 2015
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10 October 2014 - 31 August 2015
Educational resources for schools

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Educational events

2 August 2015
Educational resources for all

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