Museum curator Orietta Rossini is the director of the city of Rome’s Ara Pacis Museum and Museo Barracco. Having graduated in literature (1981) specialising in the history of Latin (1990), she worked in Rome’s municipal libraries before moving to the museums division of the city’s department for cultural heritage.
For the department, she reorganised the Museo Barracco’s Pollak collection before becoming part of the team that supervised the design and construction of Richard Meier’s Ara Pacis museum. From 2000, she was responsible for the installation of the displays in the new Ara Pacis museum, becoming its director when it opened in 2006. She has overseen the project to study and showcase the coloured decoration of the Ara Pacis, which she initiated in 2006.
Since 2016, she has also been the curator in charge of the Museo Barracco di Scultura Antica. She has been responsible for exhibitions, catalogues and conferences, and published guides and studies mainly relating to Roman history.