Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome

The Swedish Institute of Rome

Founded in 1925, the Swedish Institute in Rome is a veritable hub of classical research. The Institute originally started out with a small location in Monti, but was later given its own building in 1939 in the periphery of Villa Borghese, where it’s located today. The structure was designed by neoclassical Swedish architect Ivar Tengbom, while the furnishings and interior design were taken on by notable Swedish furniture designer Carl Mamsten, whose minimalist design can be seen throughout the rooms and halls. In the courtyard resides a fountain with Carl Mille’s sculpture Solglitter, depicting a playful nymph riding atop a dolphin. The Institute is also known for its extensive library, with around 70,000 books and several periodicals.


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