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ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA. Arch. Giacomo Boni – Scavi e Museo del Foro Romano – Un museo, una biblioteca, un archivio e una scuola (1898-1925) (15/03/2020). Foto(s): ‎Mario Ierardi‎ / FACEBOOK (03/2020?).

Prof. Giacomo Boni – Direttore degli Scavi di Antichità al Foro Romano e Palatino (1905): “The Public Library of the [Roman] Forum Museum. The Times (London), July 14th, 1905, p. 4.

Prof. Giacomo Boni - Direttore degli Scavi di Antichità al Foro Romano e Palatino (1905): "The Public Library of the [Roman] Forum Museum. The Times (London), July 14th, 1905, p. 4.

ROME – Giacomo Boni (Venice 1859 – Rome 1925), engineer, architect and archaeologist, is a key figure of the culture of the turn of the 20th century. (…) Boni was appointed as Director of the Office for the Excavations of the Roman Forum in 1898. Among other projects, he converted part of the monastery of Santa Francesca Romana- Santa Maria Nova into the Museo Forense, following a restoration project that was initiated by him in 1900 and executed by the architect Guido Cirilli until its conclusion in 1907. (*).

ROME – Photographs of the interior of the Museum of the Roman Forum created by Architect / Archaeologist Giacomo Boni between 1900-25. In the early 1900s, Boni had hoped to create not just a museum for the artifacts discovered then recently in the Roman Forum. But, he also hoped with international assistance he could create also a library, archive and school for the studies of archaeology and architecture of the Roman Forum. The idea was possibly derived from his past work as an restoration architect in the ruins of Pompei late 1880s and early 1890s.

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ROME – for over two-decades (2000-20) the Roman Forum Museum has been closed to the public (as administered now by Dr. Alfonsina Russo, the Director of the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum in Rome [2018 onwards]) and as these photographs show, it is a real rarity to see the interior of the Museum and the amazing work Boni accomplished as an archaeologists in the Forum area, but along with Architect Guido Cirilli, the assistant- restoration / architect for the design, restoration and creation of the Museum of the Roman Forum (1900-12). G. Cirilli who later became the Director of the Scuola superiore d’architettura in Venice (1926-43 [now the IUAV school of Architecture and Architectural Restoration in Venice, Itay]).

Foto(s) / fonte / source:

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—Rome, the Museo Forense (2019-2020?), cited from:
‎Mario Ierardi‎, “Foro romano. Interno del museo. Estratto da un mio album,” in: ‎Mario Ierardi‎ – Ancient and modern Rome-Roma antica e moderna / FACEBOOK (03/2020?).
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3268730543156893&set=g.196946217024927&type=1&theater&ifg=1

(*) = G. Boni, brief biography cited from: Dr. Arch. Cristina Gonzalez-Longo (2006), in:

Prof. Giacomo Boni [& arch. Guido Cirilli]: The Antiquarium Forense (1900-10): Dr. Arch. Cristina Gonzalez-Longo, Giacomo Boni at the Museo Forense: Proc. 2nd Int. Cong. Construct. History (2006) / University of Rome “La Sapienza.” (1995). [PDF pp. 1-22].

With Dr. Arch. Cristina Gonzalez-Longo (2006), in:

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Venezia, i disegni di prof. arch. Guido Cirilli all’Accademia di Belle Arti (2014), ARTRIBUNE (10|11|2014). Nota: Prof. Arch. Giacomo Boni & arch. Guido Cirilli, “Roma, Museo del Foro Romano (oggi Antiquarium Forense [1901-07]). (20/06/15).

https://rometheimperialfora19952010.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/roma-archeologica-restauro-architettura-venezia-i-disegni-di-prof-arch-guido-cirilli-allaccademia-di-belle-arti-2014-artribune-10112014-nota-prof-arch-giacomo-boni-arch-g/

For a general summary of Boni’s work in the Roman Forum and the creation of the visitor center of the Roman Forum (c. 1900-05) and the later Museum of the Roman Forum (1898-1925), see the following link(s):

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA (2010-20) (03/2020).
https://rometheimperialfora19952010.wordpress.com/page/2/?s=%22giacomo+boni%22

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA (2006-20): Giacomo Boni and the Roman Forum (1898-1925): The Modern Excavations & Restoration Work in the Forum, the Antiquarium and the Creation of the Museum of the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Museum (03/2020). 596 Photographs / articles etc., & 596 di Foto / Stampa.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/albums/72157603440482574

And along with the following modern and historic articles on Boni’s work on the visitor center of the Roman Forum (c. 1900-05) and the later Museum of the Roman Forum (1898-1925).

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Roma – Il Foro Romano di Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’Area Archeologica di Roma (ex-SSBAR) = “Tour del brutto.” Prof. Arch. Giacomo Boni, Il Foro Romano (1898-1925) – IL MUSEO DEL FORO ROMANO | Antiquarium Forense di Roma [1898-1911]. Oggi – Museo Permanente Chiuso; Archivio Inaccessible e Pagina Web Cancellato (2013-15), Perche?? (06/2015).

https://rometheimperialfora19952010.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/roma-archeologica-restauro-architettura-roma-il-foro-romano-di-soprintendenza-speciale-per-il-colosseo-il-museo-nazionale-romano-e-larea-archeologica-di-roma-ex-ssbar-tour-del/

S.v.,

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. Giacomo Boni & Le Ultimo Scoperte Nel Foro Romano (1898-1907), in: Supplement to the Sphere, 21 September (1907). & Romolo Artioli, Segretario – Prof. Giacomo Boni, Ufficio degli Scavi del Foro Romano (1908). http://wp.me/pPRv6-3ph

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. Giacomo Boni (1898-1925): Il Foro Romano – Gli scavi & Visitor Center ‘Il Foro Romano’ (1900-05); Il Museo di Foro Romano di Prof. Arch. Giacomo Boni & Dott. Arch. Guido Cirilli (1900-12). http://wp.me/pPRv6-3lY

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. Giacomo Boni: The Roman Forum and the Rediscovery and the Restoration Antiquarium Forense (2009-10): “L’ antiquarium del Foro Romano ed i suoi tesori archeologici,” LA STAMPA, 21/01/1934, p. 3. http://wp.me/pPRv6-9U

ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. Giacomo Boni | Il Foro Romano: “15-20 figure umane manufatti falsi scoperti nella Basilica Emilia”, in: THE ROMAN FORUM – Appeal of Prof. Boni to the Carnegie Institute, THE EVENING STAR (24 Dec. 1903) [pdf], p. 12.

https://rometheimperialfora19952010.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/roma-archeologica-restauro-architettura-prof-giacomo-boni-il-foro-romano-15-20-figure-umane-manufatti-falsi-scoperti-nella-basilica-emilia-in-the-roman-forum-appeal-of-prof-boni-to/

FOTO | FONTE | SOURCE — Roma ieri, Roma oggi di Alvaro de Alvariis > Raccolte > Roma, Rioni > Rione Campitelli > Foro R. Basilica Emilia (2005/2011), in: ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI: Prof. Giacomo Boni e Fortilizio medioevale sull’ area Basilica Emilia (domus altomedievale installatasi nel portico basilica emilia ca, 1899 [foto: Alvaro de Alariis 2007]).

http://wp.me/pPRv6-1uM

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Il Foro Romano – Giacomo Boni e il mistero delle monete scomparse in Basilica Aemilia | Coin Finds from the Basilica Aemilia (1899-1932). University of Warwick, U.K., (2014-2016) & BOSTON, U.S.A. 10 January (1912). http://wp.me/pPRv6-3fS

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. Giacomo Boni & Il Foro Romano 1911-12, in: Amy A. Bernardy, “New Archaeological Soil – The Roman Forum Still Rich With Treasure – The Basilica Aemilia | The Forum of Trajan,” THE BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, BOSTON, U.S.A. 10 January (1912), p. 20. http://wp.me/pPRv6-2uX

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. Giacomo Boni & Le Ultimo Scoperte Nel Foro Romano (1898-1907), in: Supplement to the Sphere, 21 September (1907). & Romolo Artioli, Segretario – Prof. Giacomo Boni, Ufficio degli Scavi del Foro Romano (1908). http://wp.me/pPRv6-3ph

— VENEZIA and ROME: Amy A. Bernardy, “GIACOMO BONI – THE ARCHITECT WHO WILL REBUILD THE CAMPANILE,” The Boston Evening Transcript, Saturday, November 15, 1902, p. 46. http://wp.me/pPRv6-1Tm

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI: Prof. Giacomo Boni e Fortilizio medioevale nell’area Basilica Emilia, in: Levi Primo, Giacomo Boni nella riabilitazione del Foro Romano, EMPORIUM, VOL. VX, n. 90, 1902 p. 437 [04/2013]. http://wp.me/pPRv6-1uO