The project on which we are reporting has been carried out in Florence, concerning a virtual interactive museum in the archaeological area.
The idea of an interactive museum collecting Aegean and Cypriote findings from various institutions in Tuscany arises from two different reasons. The first is that in many cases there is a difficulty to access to artistic findings either because they are not usually exhibited to the public or because they are located in different places and a comparison among them is not immediate.
The second reason at the basis of our project is the following: gathering together all these materials in a single virtual museum, which is based on information and communication technologies, is particularly important, since responds to the general need of a better fruition of the archaeological and artistic patrimony.
The target of MUSINT includes visitors interested in scientific research, who have simultaneous access to 3-dimensional representation of the object, to technical reports and databases, and curiosity driven visitors, and, finally, younger visitors from primary or advanced schools. For the latter category a special section is also offered, with attractive drawings and reconstructions, as will be shown in the following.
As a whole, MUSINT tries to reconcile in the same structure scientific and educational purposes.
Exhibits Archaeological collections from the following Museum Institutions based in Tuscany:
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze
Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona
Museo Archeologico di Montelupo Fiorentino
Museo Nazionale di San Matteo (Pisa)
Antiquarium del Dipartimento di Scienze Archeologiche dell’Università di Pisa
MUSINT is a joint project carried out by the University of Florence
(Dipartimento SAMERL; Dipartimento di Costruzioni
e Restauro - GeCo Lab., Geomatics for Conservation
& Communication of Cultural Heritage Laboratory),
Magenta Software Lab and Menci Software, supported
by the Regione Toscana (POR CREO, FESR 2007-2013).
Anna Margherita Jasink (Director of the Project), UniFi – Dip. SAMERL, Luca Bombardieri (Responsible for Archaeological Collections), UniFi – Dip. SAMERL, Giulia Dionisio (Responsible for Educational sections), UniFi – Dip. SAMERL
3D DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCTION
BASED ON LASER SCANNING SURVEY
UniFi - GeCo Lab.
Grazia Tucci (Coordinator), Daniela Cini, Alessia Nobile, Valentina Bonora, Francesco Algostino, Laura Bucalossi and other provisional collaborators.
3D DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCTION
BASED ON PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY
Luca Menci, Francesca Ceccaroni, Daniele Bianchini.
WEBSITE DESIGN AND DATABASE IMPLEMENTATION
Magenta Software Lab
Walter Nunziati (project coordinator), Riccardo Canalicchio (technical), Matteo Bencini (art director, graphic designer),
Panaiotis Kruklidis (graphic designer: hypothetical reconstructions and drawings).
MAIN BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
- Le Collezioni Egee del Museo Archeologico Nazionale
di Firenze, A.M. Jasink, L. Bombardieri (eds.), Periploi 1, FUP, Firenze 2009.
Le Collezioni archeologiche egee e cipriote in Toscana. Ricerche ed esperienze di museologia interattiva, A.M. Jasink, G. Tucci, L. Bombardieri (eds.), Periploi 3, FUP, Firenze 2011.
- A Defined Process to Digitally Reproduce in 3D a Wide Set of Archaeological Artifacts for Virtual Investigation and Display, G. Tucci, D. Cini, A. Nobile, in: Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, n. 2/2012, David Publishing Company, ISSN 2159-581X, 2012, pp. 118-131.
2The Project is grateful to Marco Masi (Regione Toscana), Carlotta Giuseppina Cianferoni (Direttore del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze), Alessio Ferrari e Fausto Berti (Museo Archeologico e della Ceramica di Montelupo Fiorentino), Giampaolo Graziadio, Paolo Bruschetti (Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona).