MACRO’s Study Rooms are opened: new spaces dedicated to young people in Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, managed by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo.

At the direction of Assessorato alla Cultura two public spots for study and reading have been set up inside the museum, the first inside the cafeteria in the museum’s new wing and the second through the reopening of the room of the Visual Arts Research and Documentation Center of the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali in the historic wing on Via Reggio Emilia. The creation of the two study rooms was carried out during 2024 with the aim of providing the museum with a permanent widespread public reading service. The new location, which is located within an exhibition center already popular with the younger generation and in a territorial context particularly rich in high schools and universities, constitutes a complementary space to the nearby Biblioteca Europea and responds to a design to encourage young people to enjoy the most significant Capitoline cultural institutions.


With 48 study stations, a short distance from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and LUISS “Guido Carli” as well as the Tasso, Righi, Giulio Cesare and Avogadro high schools, the new location will create an important socio-cultural reference point within Rome’s Municipio Roma II, aimed at the residents of the neighborhood but also at students, off-site and not, who live in the neighboring neighborhoods.


The new Study Rooms, like the MACRO are accessible every day except Mondays and will see their opening hours from 12:00 to 19:00 from Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 to 19:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.


The intervention follows the inaugurations of study rooms in Palazzo Braschi, Centro Euclide, Montespaccato, Trionfale and La Pelanda that took place in recent months and is part of the broader project for the creation of a citywide network of study rooms curated by the Assessorato alla Cultura of Roma Capitale, in order to equip the city with new gathering places aimed at students and others.