(Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia)
Outline: St. Petersburg needs a new complex urban museum, which would combine classic exhibition with modern exposition halls. Such a museum complex can be supplied with an online museum, and its layout and content are already completed by an author, whereas the complex urban museum is at the concept and design stage.
Abstract: The main objective of the virtual museum of the Neva delta is a Russian city Saint-Petersburg, which is located on the banks of this river. The project focuses on the urban development of Saint-Petersburg, implement of modern architecture projects in the city and preservation of its cultural heritage.
Nowadays in Saint-Petersburg there are several museums devoted to its historical and cultural development. Recently many virtual projects, such as online museums and virtual galleries, have been produced by different developers. But at the same time these sources often give incomplete information and occasionally seem to be avocational. Typical museum projects focus on certain aspects of city life and do not develop a theme of urban planning.
According to the dynamic growth and rapid development of Saint-Petersburg, problems of modern urban planning appear to be very important and even urgent.
Comprehensive approaches to construction of new architectural ensembles, modern architectural objects and reconstruction of old buildings in historic districts – these problems are very important not only for St. Petersburg, but also for other cities in Russia and all around the world.
St. Petersburg needs a new complex urban museum and cultural center, which would combine a classic exhibition with modern exposition halls, equipped with facilities for the most effective presentation of information: projection screens, interactive panels and equipment for presenting holographic images, based on three-dimensional architectural models, and other devices.
Such a museum complex can be supplied with online museum, available for visiting by any Internet user.
Virtual Museum of the Neva delta, produced as a website can exist as an addition to a real museum complex, but also may be a single source of information.
Today the layout and content of the online museum are already completed, and the complex urban museum is at the concept and design stage.
Keywords: urban museum virtual reconstruction Saint-Petersburg