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International conference: Regium@Lepidi Project 2200 Comparing archaeologies for the reconstruction of the Roman city

Join us for the grand opening of the Regium@Lepidi 2200 Virtual Museum on May 30, 2015! Celebrations include an international conference organized by Duke University and the Soprintendenza Archeologica dell’Emilia Romagna.

Read the program and abstracts here.

Regium@Lepidi 2200 is an international project designed by Duke University – Dig@Lab in collaboration with the Lions Club Host “Citta’ del Tricolore” which is the main co-sponsor. The project was born with the twofold scope to study and virtually reconstruct the Roman city of Regium Lepidi (now Reggio Emilia) and to support a junior research fellow for the entire period of research and production in USA. The happy end, beside the virtual museum, is that the fellow, Nevio Danelon, achieved a post-doc position at Duke University (Media+Art&Sciences program). More specifically, the final aim is the creation of a new virtual museum and IT room designed within the archaeological museum of Reggio Emilia (Musei Civici, The contextualization of the virtual museum inside the real one is particularly challenging because it creates a strong connection between empirical data, the museum collection (tangible), their ancient invisible context (the city, intangible) and new immersive perception of artifacts (virtual and immersive).