RIVISTA DEI BENI CULTURALI E DELLE ISTITUZIONI POLITICHE
PROTAGONISTI DEL MONDO CULTURALE E POLITICO NAPOLETANO DEL PRIMO NOVECENTO. VITTORIO SPINAZZOLA, CONSERVATORE E ALLESTITORE
The proposed study concisely traces the status of the studies already published, referring to the life of Vittorio Spinazzola and to some characteristics of his activity as director carried out in Pompeii. In addition, we will provide a brief reading of the layout of the "Pompeian Museum", current Antiquarium of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, and of the expansion project of the National Archaeological Museum with the construction of new rooms. Finally, attention will be paid to the preparation of the first floor, which took place at the behest of the Matera archaeologist in the years 1915-1916 with the collection of Pompeian mosaics transported from the ground floor, where they had been placed since the early 1800s. The latter transfer also included, as is well known, the very important one of the great mosaic of Darius and Alexander, found a century earlier in the House of the Faun.