Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (GNAA), or National Gallery of Ancient Art, is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, the main national collection of older (broadly, pre-1800) paintings in Rome (despite its name, it does not hold any antiquities). It has two sites: the Palazzo Barberini and the Palazzo Corsini.[2]

National Gallery of Ancient Art
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica
Le Palais Barberini (Rome) (5970353582).jpg
Locationvia delle Quattro Fontane, 13 (Palazzo Barberini)
Via della Lungara 10 (Palazzo Corsini)
Rome, Italy
Coordinates41°54′13″N 12°29′25″E / 41.903611°N 12.490278°E / 41.903611; 12.490278
DirectorFlaminia Gennari Santori
The exhibition in the Palazzo Corsini

The Palazzo Barberini was designed for Pope Urban VIII, a member of the Barberini family, by 16th century Italian architect Carlo Maderno on the old location of Villa Sforza. Its central salon ceiling was decorated by Pietro da Cortona with the visual panegyric of the Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power to glorify the papal Barberini family.

The Palazzo Corsini, formerly known as Palazzo Riario, is a 15th-century palace that was rebuilt in the 18th century by architect Ferdinando Fuga for Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini. For a partial list of artworks, see Palazzo Corsini entry.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ (2015) Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali, Visitatori e introiti dei musei
  2. ^ "Sito Ufficiale Galleria Barberini – Le collezioni". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Galleria nazionale d'arte antica (Rome) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 41°54′12.65″N 12°29′24.75″E / 41.9035139°N 12.4902083°E / 41.9035139; 12.4902083