The Night of Museums 2012
The City of Rome joins, for the fourth consecutive year, the Night of Museums on Saturday, May 19, 2012: an event taking place with success since 2005 in Europe and that this year will see the participation of more than 3000 museums in 40 European countries.
State and Civic museums, libraries, private museums, academies and foreign cultural institutes, the University of Rome Sapienza, institutes and cultural centres, Rome's historic buildings are open and free of charge from 8.00 pm to 2.00 am.
Citizens and tourists will enjoy for free permanent and temporary exhibitions held in interested museums, attend concerts and performances, participate in many events.
Rome's Night of the Museums was attended in 2011 by over 200,000 people, and this year presents an exciting program featuring events held in more than 90 important cultural and exhibition spaces of the city, including the Capitoline Museums, Macro, Centrale Montemartini, Trajan's Markets, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Casa del Cinema, Casa del Jazz and the museums managed by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.