ITALY, VeniceResearch and digitisation
WONDERS OF VENICE: VIRTUAL ONLINE TREASURES IN ST. MARK’S AREA
The particular importance of this project has been the reconstitution, among other different collections, of two museums which no longer exist: the Tribuna of the Grimani Palace and the Public Statuary of the Serenissima Republic of Venice. Taken together, the reassembly and re-presentation of these various objects in digital form affords a new opportunity for a wider range of viewers to appreciate and understand the richness of Venice’s cultural heritage.
The Jury were most impressed with this digitization project. Through a multi-lingual platform (10 languages), it is accessible on a wide range of media. It impacts on both promotional events and research, and will be useful to both expert and tourist alike. The challenges of complexity, the distinction between the real and the virtual, and a mix of academic disciplines and range of objects, are all successfully resolved in this highly commendable and valuable project.