The Académie de France à Rome (AFR) is an Administrative Public Institution under the supervision of the French Ministry of Culture and fulfils three complementary missions:
Colbert Mission : to welcome artists and art historians in residence for a year in the Villa Medici;
Malraux Mission To set up an artistic program that integrates all fields of creation and is aimed at a wide audience.
Heritage Mission To preserve, restore and make known to the public the heritage of the Villa Medici, its gardens and its collections.
The Académie de France in Rome was founded in 1666 by Louis XIV with the aim of welcoming young artists to complete their training in contact with the ancient remains and masterpieces of Renaissance Italy. The Academy occupied several places including the Mancini Palace (1725) before settling permanently in 1803 at the Villa Medici, located on Mount Pincio in the historic center of Rome, near the Spanish Square. In the Renaissance style, the Villa Medici houses an 8-hectare garden and today welcomes visitors around several routes to discover the historic apartments of Cardinal Ferdinand de Medici and the gardens.
Viale Trinità dei Monti
1. 00187 Roma
The magazine « Studiolo »
Dictionary of the residents of the Académie de France in Rome
Antin base (collections of the Académie de France in Rome)
AGORHA, database of the National Institute of Art History
By appointment, for experienced researchers
Reserved in priority for the residents of the Académie de France in Rome.Consultations by appointment for art historians, members of other Roman academies and students in art history, musicology and architecture, within the limits of places available.