(University of Florence, Italy)

Keywords: Trojan War, Educational projects, museal panelling

Educational projects and innovative learning methods are very much in demand today for the first level education. These methods enable children to better understand school subjects, such as history, through images, games, video and animated stories. These elements increase the interest in children and allow a better understanding of the topics.
This poster is created to suggest a different approach to Greek mythology. The chosen period revolves around the Trojan War and the purpose of this representation is to provide an immediate learning for children and young people through images created to describe the setting. The suggested project, however, is also designed for adults, providing a new type of communicative approach for scholars and experts. The poster is also an example of  museal panelling which aims at a general public.
The panel is divided into two levels: the learning designed for children (pink colored) is strongly based on the images that are placed in relief with respect to the bottom; the part for adults, closely linked with the one for children, is accompanied by technical explanations concerning the images implementation and their relevance from a historical and archaeological point of view.
The available technical tools in a historical reconstruction are varied and highly innovative: an extensive bibliographic knowledge, a range of knowledge learned in the field, the affinity with the freehand drawing and graphics tablet and the use of 2D and 3D software are all fundamentals to the creation of the reconstructions used in the educational and technological field.
In the selected illustrations, an important role is played by the elements that will make up the image. Therefore, not only information will be provided by the single figure dominating the scene, but all the objects used to produce the reconstruction will play a key role.
The two levels of the poster, besides the different color, will also have a different printing technique and will be connected to one another by graphic elements.