1748–1943 In the long history of the site, the reception of Pompeii is set in the time span that ranges from the year of its discovery to the devastating Allied air raids.
The exhibition focuses on the interactions between the excavations, the spread of knowledge of them, and their influence on European art. Works found on the site of Pompeii are compared with others created in Italy, France, Britain, Germany and Scandinavia from the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth. The vicissitudes of Pompeii as reflected in literature, theater, music and art complement the work of the antiquarians and architects from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries as well as modern archaeologists, the directors of the excavations and those who conducted them.
The exhibition aims to evoke the history of the Vesuvian city through these two aspects, which exerted a constant and reciprocal influence on each other.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum
Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19
Open daily from 9 am to 7.30 pm
Excavations of Pompeii, Amphitheater
from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
last admission at 6 pm
from 8:30 am to 5 pm
1st and 2nd November
last admission at 3:30 pm