About the American Institute for Roman Culture (AIRC)

The American Institute for Roman Culture (US 501c3 non- profit) works to preserve and protect Rome’s extraordinary cultural legacy by storytelling on multiple platforms, through education, outreach, and act as a hub of conversation for conserving and engaging the past with new media initiatives.


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Help us create more free innovative educational content and support our heritage preservation initiatives. The unique engagement through new digital platforms creates real-world impact and conversations for today's students and teachers. Become a contributor to a project,  on site or online!



Underlying AIRCs commitment to heritage preservation and communication of those values to a larger audience, we hosted the Getty Conservation Institute MOSAIKON seminar in Rome in early May 2018. Bringing over seventeen professional conservators from North Africa and the Middle East and directing the program with GCI colleagues, Darius created unique learning experiences and obtained exclusive access to restricted sites such as inside Trajan’s Column and site visits in the Roman Forum and Domus Aurea with the superintendent directors.


Watch now: Darius Arya in invisible cities

AIRC Director Darius Arya’s newest TV show ‘Invisible Cities’ (PBS) is available to watch online (accessible in the US only). The three-part series sees him explore the hidden history of Athens, Cairo & Istanbul. 


Buy now: AIRC 2019 Wall Calendar


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Our 2019 calendar features twelve original photos showcasing Rome, the empire and our work promoting Roman history and culture. It also dives into detail about key moments in Roman history as inspired by our #RomeOnThisDay project, featuring quotes directly from ancient sources.

Don't forget; The American Institute for Roman Culture is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) and as such all profits go directly to the promotion of Rome and Roman history through our various projects. You can find out more here.