October 16, 2020
Italian jeweler Bulgari is reaffirming its support for preserving Roman history by helping unveil a new exhibit.
Bulgari supported the restoration of more than 90 ancient Greek and Roman statues from the Torlonia Collection. The statues are now on display at Rome’s Villa Caffarelli, which is open to the public through June 2021.
“The Torlonia Marbles. Collecting Masterpieces” exhibit features 92 retorted sculptures, selected from the 620 pieces in the Torlonia Collection.
Bulgari sponsored the restoration work, which was completed by Fondazione Torlonia. By making the statues accessible to the public, the jeweler is helping larger audiences learn about the region’s cultural roots.
The brand also shared a dramatic drone video of the exhibit.
“The Torlonia Marbles. Collecting Masterpieces” exhibit is sponsored by Bulgari
Bulgari has supported extensive restoration efforts across Italy, including at the Spanish Steps, as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy (see story).
In September, the brand revealed it will establish a fellowship with the Rockefeller University to support female researchers doing work on COVID-19. The new Women & Science Fund to Accelerate COVID-19 Research will establish nine fellowships for female graduate students and postdoctoral fellows studying the disease (see story).