The Centrale Montemartini Museum is a space transformed from the Giovanni power plant. This is a special example of transforming industrial history products into museums. Since 1997, hundreds of sculptures have been transferred to this power plant space, forming a special museum space. The space created by this conservative power plant opened its first exhibition in 1997 and began to open to the public. Against the background of the old machine age of electricity production, sculptures and precious artworks from the 1930s are placed poetically In this space, these two diametrically opposed worlds, the collision of classic art and industrial machinery, the conflict between softness and rigidity, classic sculptures give contemporary aesthetics, allowing the audience to produce an unspeakable and wonderful fusion.
This museum mixes the industrial with the ancient and contains several rooms of ancient artifacts, mostly statuary. Many of these works were recovered from archaeological sites around the city, often from public works projects (such as the construction of Rome's metro). The museum is not your usual staid and stuff environment, and I think young adults, particularly, will get a kick out of the eclectic mix of industrial design and ancient statuary. There are lots of interesting exhibits to see, some of them really show off the sense of humor of the ancient Romans!
One of Rome's coolest hidden gems, Centrale Montemartini is a 1912 power plant that's been turned into an exhibition space for "overflow" from the Capitoline Museums collection, including some 400 ancient Roman statues. The contrast between the ancient artwork and the plant's modern machinery is nothing short of striking. Not to mention that the sheer size of the space (with its super-tall ceilings and huge galleries), plus the complete lack of crowds, means that wandering around is a whole lot more pleasant, and less overwhelming, than in the overstuffed halls of, say, the Vatican museums.
Archeo and modern art
This is a very interesting museum that records deep memories of that era.