Twenty-seven centuries of constant development make Rome an unparalleled example of both physical and cultural sustainability. It has timeless architecture and is one of the richest archaeological sites in the world. Uncovering the treasures buried beneath the city is increasingly important, and preserving the city’s art and architecture is at a critical stage. With these challenges come unique opportunities for Americans to help. The American Institute for Roman Culture was founded and developed by a handful of individuals bound together by an intense devotion to Ancient Rome and a strong commitment to promote archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of Rome while serving to protect the city’s historic resources for their own and future generations.
Through partnerships with local government, donors, and philanthropists, our goal is to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations and to safeguard Rome’s precious archaeological, architectural and cultural treasures through innovative didactic approaches, utilizing social media and video, fostering a truly interdisciplinary conversation for sustainable preservation.