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At the foot of the Pyramid,
300 years of the Cemetery for Foreigners in Rome

An exhibition to celebrate our 300th anniversary
at the Casa di Goethe

23 September to 13 November 2016

In 2016 we celebrated 300 years of burials at the foot of the Pyramid in an exhibition about the Cemetery’s history as seen through the eyes of artists.These include foreigners such as J.M.W.Turner, J.P.Hackert, Salomon Corrodi and Edvard Munch, and Italians such as Bartolomeo Pinelli and Ettore Roesler Franz. It was held from 23 September to 13 November 2016 and organised in partnership with the Casa di Goethe on the Via del Corso in the centre of Rome . The curator of the event was Nicholas Stanley-Price, member of the Cemetery's Advisory Committee and editor of its Friends' Newsletter. [brochure] [press release]

For press reviews and publicity of the exhibition see Press Reviews & Publicity.

More information about the content of the exhibition is given in the wall-texts [exhibition wall texts] and in the catalogue which is available for purchase (€18.00).

Exhibition catalogue
The catalogue devotes two pages to each of the 44 exhibits, one of description and the other a full-colour reproduction of the work of art. Many of them have never been previously exhibited or published in detail. In their two introductory essays the authors discuss how artists in Rome have responded to this beautiful place and how their work can throw new light on its history. An essential book for understanding better the cemetery in its Roman context. Available in English, Italian and German editions.

At the foot of the Pyramid: 300 years of the cemetery for foreigners in Rome. Edizioni AsKI e.V.|Casa di Goethe/Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome. Authors: Nicholas Stanley-Price, Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. 136 pages, 18.00 Euro. ISBN-13: 978-3-930370-40-5 (English version).

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