Join the project of Public Archaeology!
Today, the Museo Egizio, in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology (University College of London), opens up to the public with its research activities, using new ways of participation.
The project will be available on MicroPasts, the first themed platform dedicated to crowdsourcing in the archaeology sphere, which was launched in 2013 by UCL (the first institution for the study of Public Archaeology in Europe) along with the British Museum where the coordinator is Daniel Pett – Senior manager digital humanities. For the Museo Egizio, the coordinators are Paolo Del Vesco, curator of the museum, and Chiara Bonacchi (UCL).
The Museo Egizio, the first Italian institution that has decided to collaborate, launches a crowdsourcing project to create 3D models of objects coming from its permanent collection. The first object that has been selected is the Shabti-box of the royal scriba and steward Djehuty-hotep, which will be followed by other artifacts of different types and materials.
3D models can be very useful both for scientific research and for education purposes (with 3D printers one can obtain a faithful reproduction of any object).
With this project, the Museo Egizio maintains its commitment to always place its focus on scientific research, intended as a quintessential element that fosters the study of artifact, their interpretation and the spreading of knowledge. Public Archaeology aims at involving the wider public by creating allure and awareness about the role of archaeology in our society.