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, http://www.musei.re.it/). 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).