Museographical history Of the two fundamental core collections that have contributed to the museum displays of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the so-called “Pompeian Collections” are perhaps the most famous worldwide. The collections date back to the eighteenth century and are linked to the development of archaeological work in the area around Vesuvius, which began in 1738 and gradually evolved over the course of two and a half centuries. Furnishings, statues, mosaics, frescoes, tools and utensils from the Vesuvian area, which are now housed in the Naples museum, have come to form the largest collection of objects related to culture and daily life in Campania in the late first century AD. The new museum display, which is still under way, also includes the “Pompeian collections”. Many of them are still displayed according to the original organisation according to genre and material used by Fiorelli; this layout is gradually being ...
Magna Graecia in the museum collections