18.02.2020The Torlonia Marbles in La Lettura

The latest issue of La Lettura – Corriere della Sera’s cultural supplement – features an extensive article in which David Chipperfield and archaeologist and art historian Professor Salvatore Settis, talk to contemporary art critic Vincenzo Trione about their collaboration in the curation and design of the Torlonia marbles exhibition. The Torlonia collection is one of the world’s most significant collections of classical sculpture but has never been on public display. One hundred marble sculptures, selected from a total of over 600, will be exhibited at the Villa Caffarelli, next to the Capitolini Museums in Rome.


The exhibition is the result of a three-year collaboration involving the Torlonia Foundation, David Chipperfield Architects Milan, Professor Salvatore Settis, Professor Carlo Gasparri and Electa, working with the Ministry, the Superintendency and the Municipality. The exhibition will open in April and subsequently tour the world.