The Virtual Museum of the Upper Calore Valley

A Cross-typological Application for Local Cultural Heritage
  • Bruno Fanini
  • Alfonsina Pagano
  • Augusto PalombiniEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


Despite the term “Virtual Museum” (VM) is currently used with several meanings, two branches can be identified, not usually intersecting each other: applications (interactive or not) oriented towards a “visual database” approach, in which historical/art informations are given to the user by mean of the application dynamic; and “dramatized” or “narrative” applications, consisting in digital storytelling structures which focus their attention on emotion, sensorial involvement and physical-virtual inclusion. The Virtual Museum of the upper Calore Valley (, is an attempt to make converging these two applicative fields. Based on ATON, an open-source front-end developed by CNR ITABC, this web gis application allows users to discover old stories, characters and traditions of the Avellino countryside, in the south of Italy, while navigating the territory lively and dynamically.


Virtual Museums Web GIS application Digital storytelling Technology 



This project has been funded by the province of Avellino, Irpinia region, Italy. Special thanks go to the Franciscan Community of the Folloni Convent for their contribution to the stories and settings. A special thank is due to Brothers Agnello Stoia, Simone Schiavone, Cirillo Kpalafio; to Immacolata Gatto, and to the orchestra of the Cantori Francescani, directed by Brother Gennaro Maria Becchimanzi, who granted the use of their performances as soundtrack for the videos.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Fanini
    • 1
  • Alfonsina Pagano
    • 1
  • Augusto Palombini
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.CNR - Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai Beni CulturaliMontelibrettiItaly

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