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Museo Centrale del Risorgimento

Museo Centrale del Risorgimento

In 1878, at the death of Victor Emmanuel II, who had assumed the title of king of Italy in 1861 with the creation of the Italian State, the Parliament decided to build, in Rome, a monument dedicated to the first king of unified Italy, thus called Vittoriano (from "Victor"). This monument-which was inaugurated in 1911-would have housed the Central Museum of the Risorgimento, destined to gather the testimonies of the political, economic, and social transformation of Italy during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. These testimonies consist of papers (letters, journals, and manuscripts), paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, prints, arms, which recall the events and chief protagonists of this important period of the history of our Country, thus forming a vast memorial archive of the Risorgimento. Source: risorgimento.it