The Palazzo Corsini was erected in for the Corsini family between 1730–1740 based on designs of Ferdinando Fuga. Today, the palace hosts the offices of the National Academy of Science (Accademia dei Lincei) and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini or National Gallery of Antique Art in Rome.  

During 1659–1689, the former Riario palace had hosted the eccentric Christina, Queen of Sweden, who abdicated, converted, and moved to Rome. Under her patronage, this was the site for the first meetings of the Roman Accademia dell'Arcadia.
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