ISAR’s mission is to offer its contribution to the studies and improvement of the cultural heritage of Rome by organizing research, teaching and publications in the fields of archaeology, history of art, architecture and Roman culture. ISAR offers intensive academic programs, including unique field-work opportunities (archaeological excavations, topographical and building surveys, cataloging), courses, (symposia, seminars, lectures, site visits, etc.) in fields such as conservation, ancient to contemporary architecture, art and archaeology. Faculty consists of archaeologists, architects, art historians and conservators from Italy and other nations, most residing in Rome. Through its interdisciplinary and dynamic approach, and through years of cultivation of close ties with specialists at leading universities, in the city, regional and national administrations, ISAR is able to provide exceptional research and study opportunities to its members and participants.
La mission di ISAR è quella di offrire il proprio contributo allo studio ed alla valorizzazione di tale patrimonio attraverso l’organizzazione di ricerche, corsi di formazione, seminari, conferenze, pubblicazioni nel campo dell’archeologia, della storia dell’arte, dell’architettura e della cultura di Roma. Lo staff dell’ISAR è composto da archeologi, architetti, storici dell’arte, restauratori ed operatori tecnici specializzati in Beni Culturali, italiani e stranieri, la maggior parte dei quali stabilmente residenti a Roma. In più, l’ISAR organizza periodicamente incontri e lezioni invitando studiosi di tutto il mondo, professori, funzionari di soprintendenza e membri di istituti stranieri. Grazie ad un approccio multidisciplinare e dinamico, ISAR è in grado di offrire ai propri sostenitori e partecipanti ottime possibilità di formazione e ricerca ed un rete di contatti nel mondo delle istituzioni romane della tutela e della ricerca indispensabile a chi voglia operare in questo campo.
An international organization where research, didactics, exploration and dissemination meet, ISAR will become a key player in the field of cultural heritage studies and preservation for ancient Rome. Recognizing the importance of Rome’s ancient heritage for Italy’s capital and for the cultural grounding of the Western world, ISAR will serve as a key advisor in the multidisciplinary discussion surrounding the future of the city’s past.
Rome as an ideal laboratory for sustainable cultural heritage and ISAR is focusing its efforts on promoting sustainability through excavations, surveying, archiving and conserving of cultural sites and artifacts.
ISAR envisions a form of “cultural tourism” that gives back to the places on which it thrives, and aims to bring its participants into contact with local culture in a way that supports and sustains it, offering a singular opportunity for cultural and social growth.
Archaeology Field School (25 June - 29 July 2018 )
ISAR is leading a summer field school for archaeology students (but not only). Lessons provide students with the basic skills and understanding to discern multiple phases of the stratigraphic excavation. Follow the progress on our blog, or click here to learn more about participating in this and future seasons. Learn More
Adopt an Excavation.
Participation in ISAR’s Roman Forum Excavation offers an unprecedented opportunity for donors to associate their brand with (and leave their mark on) Roman history. Not only will your contributions make possible valuable research and educational opportunities for young archaeologists from around the world, they will provide your company and its valued customers a privileged and unique connection to the cradle of western culture, the Palatine Hill. Work with us to unveil the hidden layers of Rome. Get involved in Roman History.