Past: Cities – Historical Legacy
Rome has made important contributions to humanity with its jurisprudence, its language and the importance of its historical legacy, all of which have influenced civilization throughout the centuries.
The city of Rome has carried out numerous efforts to preserve and maintain its museums, its archaeological sites and historic monuments. In recent years, these efforts have gained paramount importance while navigating the interrelation between the preservation of history and the challenges of a modern city.
In this context, the city of Rome has notably undertaken numerous ambitious projects to restructure its museums, taking into consideration the demands of a modern city. In addition, the city has created a documentation center (database) of information concerning historical and archaeological sites and monuments.
The 2004 Dan David Prize was given to the city’s authorities, which will dedicate it to the following project:
The Casa Delle Culture, or “house of many cultures” is a multimedia center in which the multiplicity of cultures present in Rome from antiquity to present day is presented. Permanent documentation on the multi-ethnic character of ancient Rome will be exhibited for educational purposes, equipped with multimedia displays. Other areas will also be destined to host exhibitions and various events that will be linked to multi-cultural themes.
The project will help contribute to a better understanding of the ethnic origins of Rome, the influences of each culture through time and the societal composition of Rome today.