ARCOS - Museum of Contemporary Art of Sannio was inaugurated in 2005 in the basement of the nineteenth-century Palace of Government, formerly used as a bomb shelter during World War II and later as a deposit. ARCOS, through a program of thematic exhibitions, allows a unique view of contemporary art of the last forty years is the most current production, thanks to the involvement of internationally renowned artists and emerging talents, encouraged to interact with the story and culture of the city and Province of Benevento. The ARCOS museum houses both the Egyptian Section of the Sannio Museum with exhibits from Benevento Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, "Lady of Benevento" is the Contemporary Art Section. The Egyptian path reconstructs an ideal trip in the temple, set up in succession through the halls, starting from an "initiation" to the worship of the goddess, continuing in the area in front of the temple and to finally arrive in the sacred true with the goddess cell . The quantity and quality of the Nilotic discoveries made mainly in 1903 testify to the presence of a shrine outside the norm and that, unlike other ISEI in Italy is the only one in Pharaonic style and is also the only Pharaonic temple in Europe. The contemporary section of the museum does not have a permanent collection, but presents temporary exhibitions with works by Italian and international artists.

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Corso Garibaldi
82100 Benevento

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