Today is the final day of the exhibition “Toccar con mano i Longobardi” (Touching the Langobards at first-hand) at the Omero State Tactile Museum in Ancona. Inaugurated on February 8th, it has been extended until the end of August for the important success of visitors, including the visually impaired.
The exhibition is part of a project by the same name funded by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Assets, and was organised in collaboration with the Omero State Tactile Museum, with the aim of spreading the complex, extraordinary UNESCO serial site, through a tactile path and a differentiated range of user options that make it easier to understand, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.
On display will be seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments that most represent the Lombard serial site, and seven models of the areas where the monuments are located, to allow the tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the route even more accessible there are audio descriptions to listen to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalog in Braille and one in large-print.
The exhibition, with free admission, after a short break due to technical reasons, including the correct adoption of the necessary precautions in order to make visitors enjoy a pleasant and safe visit, will now continue its tour among the seven cities of the UNESCO site: Cividale del Friuli, Brescia, Torba-Castelseprio, Campello sul Clitunno, Spoleto, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.
The article “Here’s the Langobards (In tactile exhibition)” was published on the Archeologia Viva mag, on the Sept/Oct 2020 issue, available at the G. Carducci Public Library. In the picture you can see the Councillor for Culture of Spoleto Ada Urbani and the Councillor of the Association Italia Langobardorum Giorgio Flamini, who supported the project.
Happy Monday with the Langobards!
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