Luca BOMBARDIERI1 / Anna Margherita JASINK2
(1Università di Torino / 2Università di Firenze, Italy)

Keywords: Interactive museum; Aegean and Cypriote Bronze Age; Didactics

Where Digitization meets Didactic, “DigiDactic Museums” creates a new border crossing, definitively leading to challenging exhibition platforms strongly oriented towards education and e-learning. New research trends and data capture procedures are currently spreading, with the aim at strengthening and updating potentialities and performances in museum collections exhibitions. Furthermore, advanced e-learning platforms are demonstrating further positive applications and a clear appeal for students/visitors interested in museums collections.
SHERD aims at developing a new Museum DigiDactic project specifically addressed to the audience of University students in Archaeology and Ancient History.
SHERD Project is based at Aegean Lab, SAGAS-UniFI, where a complex new interactive museum exhibiting archaeological ceramic collections from Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus is presently under construction. As a whole, SHERD extends use and potentialities of didactic tools already tested within MUSINT Project, focusing upon a semi-specialized audience of students.
While support materials will be available (e.g. historical and archaeological overviews on specific topics, in-depth descriptive analyses of main aspects in the production technology), an open filing system will also be planned. Logged users will be authorized in contributing to the on-line collection catalogue, which will be a dynamically implemented system with free access to students.
Furthermore, SHERD Catalogue of Aegean and Cypriote Ceramic Collection will be opened and visitors will be permitted to freely use the entries that are available on the interactive museum system. As already positively tested in several parallel cases (e.g. Ancient Cypriote Collection at the British Museum, London), logged visitors can eventually use images for private purposes in education, teaching, academic study and research, publishing images in a book, article, thesis or booklet, provided that the publication is non-commercial in purpose, and has an educational, scholarly or academic nature.