Promotion and fusion are the two buzzwords of RomÆxhibit / Art and Exhibitions in Rome, a new system – and a new network – of museums and exhibition spaces embracing the city's numerous public and private cultural and exhibition venues for the very first time in Italy. The aim of the initiative is to make these spaces more user-friendly and to ensure an increasingly high-quality programme of exhibitions throughout the year, in an effort to fuel the interest of the city's permanent and temporary residents, from the merely curious to the dedicated scholar and student.
The idea, which is the result of a collective project conducted under the auspices of the Cultural Policies Office of the Historic Centre of Rome, the Capital of Italy, has involved the participation of fully nineteen different public and private bodies working in the field of culture. Aiming to forge an identity based on unity, the new "Exhibition system of the city of Rome" brings the communication of the city's entire museum system under a single roof and a single logo designed to convey both the international and the institutional character of the events that Capital offers the visitor.
The Cultural Policies Office of the Historic Centre of Rome, the Capital of Italy, will be coordinating the various players involved in an attempt to offer a year-long schedule shared by the city's exhibition system as a whole, providing a varied, homogeneous and high-quality selection of exhibitions and establishing a programme without any kind of overlap either in terms of content or of inauguration dates, while preserving a context of legitimate competition between public and private organisations that will finally become players on an equal footing on Rome's culture scene.
This shared scheduling will allow the capital's Exhibition System to project its profile onto the international scene, making it possible to publicise Rome's initiatives overseas on an annual basis as of right now.
The goal for 2012 is to offer visitors a foretaste of every single exhibition on the slate in the city for the next three years, forging an economic driving force of the highest level which will not only have a positive influence on tourism but which will also allow for considerable savings to be made.
The goals of this "Exhibition system of the city of Rome" operation include the development of a single website and of a dedicated transport system (of shuttle buses) designed to improve transportation between the various exhibition venues, and to produce a useful information sign system worthy of a city that is a World Heritage Site.
- Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico di Roma Capitale
- Assessorato alla Cultura, Arte e Sport della Regione Lazio
- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – MIBAC
- Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale
- Ministero per i beni e le Attività Culturali – Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Città di Roma
- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma
- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Soprintendenza alla Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica
- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Archivio di Stato di Roma
- Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
- Fondazione MAXXI
- Comunicare Organizzando Srl
- Dart Centro Culturale Internazionale Srl
- Fondazione Roma Museo
- Eur Spa
- Fondazione Sorgente Group
- Sorgente Group Spa
- Zètema Progetto Cultura Srl