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Back to the roots of Rome – Theatrical guided tours

The Museum Roots of the Present offers the extraordinary opportunity to undertake a journey through the fascinating and intricate world of important personalities of Ancient Rome through word play, stimulant jokes and great sense of humour. Professional actors, dressed in typical roman costumes, play in the role of Roman Emperors and public figures, engaging the spectator in a playful dimension characterized by strong archaeological value. The guided tours are enriched by four scenes that amaze the spectators by creating a “surprise effect” in order to increase pathos, irony and the experiential factor.

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Guided tours for blind and visually impaired visitors

Starting from 2018, in collaboration with Associations operating in the field of cultural accessibility, specific tours have been launched for visitors with visual pathologies. The itineraries examine in depth different topics, such as the cultural inheritance, the Everyday life in Rome – on romans’ customs and religious rites, the Funeral Inscriptions, the Trajan Column, the Afterlife world. The visitors can manually discover the artefacts that have been selected for each itinerary without using gloves, and in addition, tactile drawings have been created to implement the storytelling of the tours. The project has been approved by the Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome.

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Guided tours for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

In order to increase inclusivity and accessibility of the Museum Roots of the Present, deaf educational workers have undertaken a training course on the Museum’s collections in order to become effective museum guides. The inestimable Archaeological Heritage of the Group is narrated in LIS-Italian Sign Language, in a perspective of diversity enhancement and professional integration.