When the Future Is the Past. Digital Databases for the Virtualization of Museum Collection

  • S. ParrinelloEmail author
  • F. PicchioEmail author
  • A. Dell’AmicoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


The paper through an excursus on the technological development of virtual fruition systems, intends to reflect on the methods of communication and dissemination of cultural heritage, taking as a reference part of the results of research recently conducted on some case studies. The museum, configured in its new immaterial form and no longer as an exclusively physical place, amplifies the availability of space open to visitors, revolutionizing its role as cultural mediator in the extension of a potential connective that increases the dynamics of social development. The present research was aimed at programming a methodological protocol for the documentation and the virtualization of museum assets, collections and architectural heritage of tourist interest, based on a new approach to fruition of the space and the work of art in it contained.


Digital survey 3D database management VR and AR systems Virtual museum Native Americans handicraft 



The research project concerning the documentation of the artifacts of Native American was made possible thanks to the collaboration between the experimental laboratory DAda Lab of the University of Pavia and the collector Sergio Susani. The project on the digitization of musical instruments was born from the collaboration between the DAda Lab Experimental Laboratory of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage of Cremona, University of Pavia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr)University of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Architecture (DIDA)University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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