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Vatican Museums to display reproduction of 2700-year-old Etruscan tomb in 3D

2013-04-08

MAURIZIO SANNIBALE
Gregorian Etruscan Section, Vatican Museums

 "We wanted to take the contents and the complex to the public, the most basic and heterogeneous. It was a great challenge and we did it by trusting the power of our imaginations, bringing together what every person has in common, two eyes, two arms and to explore and touch objects. To understand them through direct exploration, the way children learn when they arrive in this world.”

Organizers admit, it hasn't been easy to place every item, be it from metal, bronze or ceramic back in its place. So, some of the original items are displayed on the shelves of that very section of the Vatican Museum. Now, the next project could come in  3D.

MAURIZIO SANNIBALE
Gregorian Etruscan Section, Vatican Museums

 "We are completely open to ideas for the future. First, we need to see how the public reacts, if they are interested in this part of the Museum. Naturally, technology moves forward and we can imagine that this is a new frontier.”

The display also includes a soundtrack mixing older sounds with new ones. It includes music from flutes, bells and drums superimposed with cars, galloping horses or the crackling of fire.


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