The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica is one of the largest and most important public collections in Rome. It holds works by important artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, van Dyck, Holbein, Lippi, Lotto, Poussin, El Greco, Raphael, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Rubens and Titian.

Since 2017, the Photographic Collection has been engaged in a long-term campaign in the collections of the The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica ¬– Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini – dedicated to both the works on display and the rich heritage of the deposits. The agreement is based on the sharing of photographic rights for scientific purposes. The selection of works to be photographed is made jointly by the museum and the Photographic Collection and is based on both conservation and research interests. All objects are documented comprehensively and with state-of-the-art photographic technology: i.e. before and after restoration, sculptural objects are considered from different perspectives, and paintings with and without a frame, as well as their backsides.