Polo Museale del Lazio

The Polo Museale del Lazio (Museum Center of Lazio) is an office of Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage. Its seat is in Rome in the Palazzo Venezia.

Rome, Palazzo Venezia, seat of the Polo Museale del Lazio.


The office was established on August 29, 2014 and started to work on December 11, 2014, acquiring and organizing museums, institutions and archaeological areas previously managed by eleven offices. Like the others Poli Museali of other regions of Italy, it depends from the Direzione Generale Musei of the same MIBACT.

The Polo Museale manages and promotes Lazio's museums, institutions, archaeological areas and other cultural sites belonging or given over to the Italian State. An important function of the office is to promote the so-called Art Bonus,[1] a new model of tax relief connected to the world of arts which was introduced in 2014.[2] The office defines common strategies and aims, promotes the integration and organization of museological and cultural itineraries, working together with the Segretario Regionale.

Museums, institutions, and cultural sitesEdit

Altare della Patria, managed by Polo Museale del Lazio

The Polo Museale del Lazio manages 43 museological institutes: their chronology spans from antiquity,[3] the Middle Ages[4] and the modern age[5] to the contemporary age.[6] Some of them deal with the world of anthropology, but the major weight of the office shifts on archaeology, history, art and architecture.

A total of some 10 million per year visit institutions which are directly managed by the Polo Museale del Lazio, making it one of the most important institutions of its kind. The most visited sites are the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Abbey of Montecassino, Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa.

The following is an alphabetical list of museums, institutions and cultural sites directly managed by the Polo Museale del Lazio (parentheses indicates the province):[7]


  1. ^ Art Bonus.
  2. ^ http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/Contenuti/MibacUnif/Comunicati/visualizza_asset.html_1137023887.html
  3. ^ Antiquity.
  4. ^ Middle Age.
  5. ^ Modern Age
  6. ^ Contemporary Age.
  7. ^ http://www.polomusealelazio.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/142/istituti-e-luoghi-della-cultura
  8. ^ "Il caso dell'istituto di studi africani; Buchi nei conti, tesori negli scatoloni", Corriere della Sera (in Italian), Milan, 7 November 2016
  9. ^ Polo Museale del Lazio (2016), Ordine di servizio n.29 (in Italian), Liquidazione SIAO_29_2016

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