Presentation of a complex project on a virtual and interactive museum involving institutions of Florence, Rome and Hiraklion, addressed to scientific and general public

Anna Margherita JASINK | Cristian FARALLI | Panaiotis KRUKLIDIS
(University Florence, Italy)

Keywords: interactive museum, new technologies, cultural heritage

MUSINT II is part of a bigger project involving a series of virtual and interactive museums, using traditional and new technologies with the aim to reach an enlarged public. The presence of Archaeologists, Architects/designers and Informatics assures an interdisciplinary methodology that makes our project rich of solutions and attractive to different visitors. MUSINT II uses a sophisticated structure, a series of 3 dimensional models produced both with photogrammetry and laser scanner. A complex database with numerous interconnected queries is implemented in order to enhance the study of a large number of objects giving really innovatory answers and effortless data process. New hyperrealistic techniques are used to best illustrate the reconstruction of buildings, objects and scenes of life. A specific educational section is directed to young people where all these new techniques are applied in a winning way. The main object of MUSINT II consists in a specific category of small objects: sealings and seals coming from the excavations at Haghia Triada carried out by the Italian Archaeological expedition in Crete during the first years of 1900. Our purpose is to offer a new analytic and, at the same time, a synthetic vision opened to a large audience of the historical-archaeological representation of one of the most important sites of Minoan Crete.

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interdisciplinary methodology for a virtual museum

Example of Cultural Heritage for scientific and general public

Museo interattivo delle Collezioni egee e cipriote in Toscana. Ricerche ed esperienze di museologia interattiva (A.M.Jasink, G.Tucci, L.Bombarbieri eds.), University Press, Firenze 2011 (= Periploi 3)
The use of new technologies in the presentation and analysis of ceramics of the Aegean Collection in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence