A window onto the Arch of Constantine. Wednesday livestreams from the PArCo.
To mark the special maintenance currently being done on the northern face of the Arch of Constantine, the PArCo is resuming our Wednesday morning Facebook livestreams brought to you straight from the worksite.
After a very successful run in 2020, the broadcasts have taken a short winter break and are ready to pick up where they left off, with one of the most extraordinary monuments in all of Roman figurative art.
The arch was dedicated by the Senate and the Roman people after Constantine’s victory over his rival Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge and was inaugurated in 315 in celebration of the emperor’s decennalia (10 years of rule). Over the next few months, the monument will undergo a maintenance routine through which restorers will be able to verify its current state of repair, remove any infesting plants and clean its surfaces.
Starting on Wednesday 10 March from 11:00 to 12:00, and continuing for at least four more dates, the task force consisting of archaeologists, architects, restorers and art historians will take turns telling us all about the Arch of Constantine. The specialists will talk about the monument and its position in Roman topography, its rich set of reliefs originating from other monuments and other eras, the restoration work that has already been done over the course of the centuries, and we’ll even go on a trip into the room located inside the arch’s attic, concluding with a presentation of the details of the most recent maintenance campaign.
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