The Archaeology Museum of Naples was founded in the 18th century by the Bourbon king Ferdinand IV to house his collection of ancient statuary. Over time, it also became the home of the vast findings of sculpture, painting, and mosaic from excavations of the lost towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Now the museum has one of the largest and richest archeological collections in the world and is a must see for understanding the ancient history of area around the Bay of Naples. Your guide on this visit to the museum will be Fiorella Squillante, specialist in Neapolitan art history and culture and local guide in the city. She will introduce you to the collections and give an in-depth look at ancient Roman society and some of the most spectacular archeological finds in the world.
Member tickets go on sale Thursday, November 12 at 10 am. Non-member tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 19 at 10 am. Price includes class and one adult admission to the Painters of Pompeii exhibition.
This class is offered through a partnership between OKCMOA and Context Travel, a company offering small-group immersive cultural and historical tours, and online seminars and courses led by Ph.D. and MA-level scholars. For tours, click here. For online seminars, click here.