Work will begin in September on the restoration and consolidation of the building that houses the Capitoline Archives in Rome's Piazza della Chiesa Nuova on Corso Vittorio. The project also includes the reorganisation and improved access to the archives, which hold the city's historical notarial and registry records, as well as important private collections, some dating from the mediaeval period.
The work will turn the so-called Borromini island, from Piazza dellOrologio to Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, into a building site. A 90 m crane will be set up in the orange garden of the Casa delle Letterature in Piazza dellOrologio to transport material to the whole complex.
Restoration will take about three years, and nearly 9 million have been allocated to the project. The archives will remain open to the public throughout, although access to material will be limited.