Head of the Assessorate of Cultural Policy
made in activities meant to safeguard, upgrade and disseminate
Rome's heritage and cultural resources is one of the most evident
and irrefutable signs of the work carried out in recent years
by the city government.
The visiting hours of museums and monuments have been extended,
the municipal museum network is the focus of restoration and expansion
efforts, while a wide array o cultural events has been offered,
including major expositions, performances, concerts and conventions,
reinforcing a leading role which has become an irreversible feature
of the City.
Still, Rome is not made solely of art and culture tied to the
historic tradition of humanism, but also a major center of on-going
technological development and scientific thought, and we intend
to offer this area of knowledge increasing visibility in the present.
The presence in Rome of the country's leading research organizations
and prestigious university departments will facilitate the task
of planning a new approach to spreading a new understanding of
science while disseminating its contents among an increasingly
What we have done in this direction, with the revival of the Civic
Museum of Zoology and the establishment of the Museum of Mathematics
is only the beginning of a far more ambitious project which can
take full form only through the creation of an exposition structure
capable of meeting this need, on a par with the world's other
major grand capitals, through the construction of a a modern City
The choice of initiating this process with the promotion of a
competition designed to indicate the contents and the manner in
which this project is to take shape is concrete proof of the rigorous
approach we intend to maintain in order to reach the objectives
we have set for ourselves.