A new home for the AAR Archaeological Study Collection

For years, the American Academy in Rome has boasted a top-rate archaeological study collection, where scholars can get hands-on experience working with ancient Italian material culture: coins, inscriptions, ceramics.

On Wednesday 4 June 2008, thanks especially to the efforts of a very dedicated anonymous donor, the collection found a new home in a spectacular purpose-built seminar room. The location is Via Masina 5B, next to the McKim, Mead, & White building, The superior organization of artifacts and roomy working area should guarantee greatly enhanced use of this key resource, all year round.

The task of cutting the ribbon at the ceremony of inauguration fell to AAR Director Carmela Vircillo Franklin (FAAR’85, RAAR’02). Co-celebrants then spent the better part of an hour acquainting or reacquainting themselves with this venerable old collection made new again.


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