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BEyond ARCHAEOlogy: an advanced approach linking East to West through science, field archaeology, interactive museum experiences

Project description

A new way to bring the story from the dig to the display

By combining archaeology with science, experts in the domains of archaeology, archaeometry, museology and IT have come together to develop the most capturing interactive museum experiences. Working under the EU-funded BE-ARCHAEO project, the objective is to enable a new transdisciplinary storytelling from the archaeological site to the museum display. The involvement of IT experts within an on-the-field interplay between archaeologists and an exhaustive set of interlinked archaeometry experts will enable related research and innovation. The project’s Japanese partners will pave the way for the development of the BE-ARCHAEO approach in a new area of archaeological excavation, giving access to their archaeological collections. Intersectoral interactions and connections with the stakeholders will keep the research tightly linked to the needs of museum visitors.

Objective

Although approaches combining archaeology and archaeometry in the investigation of past records are presently well established, recent technological advances, especially the new IT tools, push for a general update of the consolidated procedures. Researchers and professionals need to develop expertise and skills under new perspectives, to enable a new trans-disciplinary storytelling from the archaeological site to the museum display.

BE-ARCHAEO launches a trans-disciplinary approach in the investigation of past social experience registered at archaeological sites, where the involvement of IT experts within an on-the-field interplay between archaeologists and an exhaustive set of interlinked archaeometry experts will enable R&I and will expose the involved individuals to a truly interdisciplinary and trans-sectoral environment, thus improving their career perspectives significantly.

The participants, belonging to various domains of archaeology, archaeometry, museology and IT, will commit skills and instruments to the project for performing cutting-edge scientific investigations and for developing the most capturing interactive museum experiences. The Japanese partners will give the opportunity of developing the BE-ARCHAEO approach in a new area of archaeological excavation and will give access to their archaeological collections for investigations and analysis. Bidirectional knowledge transfer among the participants - set up on the tailored Japanese case–study - will lead to the development of cultural heritage professionals with a trans-disciplinary vision of the archaeological records; new procedures for integrated archaeology and archaeometry; new IT tools for storing/retrieving interdisciplinary data and for communicating to the general public the new knowledge stemming by combining archaeology and science.

Intersectoral interactions and connections with the stakeholders will keep the research tightly linked to the needs of the final users.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Net EU contribution
€ 312 800,00
Address
VIA GIUSEPPE VERDI 8
10124 Torino
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 381 800,00

Participants (5)

Partners (2)