The project “Virtual Museum of the Tiber Valley”, realized by the ITABC-CNR and supported by Arcs S.p.A., aims at providing an integrated platform for the enhancement and promotion of the natural and cultural heritage of the medium Tiber Valley, north of Rome, between Monte Soratte (North) and Fidene (South), Palombara Sabina (East) and Sacrofano (West) and crossed by the Tiber and by the ancient consular road via Salaria.
The project, in 2014, is quite original and ambitious for its multidisciplinary approach to the study of the landscape considered in its several cultural components: geological, natural, historical, archaeological, evocative and symbolic. The Virtual Museum has been conceived in order to increment and disseminate the knowledge and the affection towards this territory. One of the results of the project is a VR application characterized by natural interaction and by an artistic and evocative style that will be accessible as permanent installation in Villa Celimontana and in Villa Giulia Museum, in Rome. This installation consists of four scenario and it aims to create a new evocative and narrative access to the territory of the middle valley of the Tiber. It allows the visitor to see the Tiber through the eyes of a fish that swims in the river , a bird that flies over the landscape , the ancient characters living in the roman city of Lucus Feroniae, and a a freed slave that lives his own dramatic experience inside a famous roman villa, Villa dei Volusii.
The project interconnects archaeology, history, literature, poetry, arts, music, interactive narrative, an original integration of science, art and technology.
Virtual Museum of the Tiber Valley
REALIZED BY CNR ITABC,
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO CULTURAL HERITAGE
in collaboration with:
Direzione Regionale per i Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici del Lazio
Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell’Etruria Meridionale
Franz Fischnaller (F.A.B.R.I.CATORS) and E.V.O.C.A. srl
presented in occasion of the VII edition of Festival Internazionale della Letteratura di Viaggio 2014,
Venerdì 26 settembre 2014, ore 16
Società Geografica Italiana
Sala C di Palazzetto Mattei, Villa Celimontana
via della Navicella 12, Roma