The importance of Pompeii as a keeper of Western culture: from Canova to Freud and from Goethe to Picasso.
A project for cultural communication that goes beyond the archaeological aspect to illustrate the site’s ever current value, together with over ten thousand images from the Archivio Fotografico Foglia (Foglia Photographic Archive).
A detailed documentation of the work produced by artists and intellectuals who over the centuries were inspired by the eternal city, presented through their imagined travel journals, which contain notes, sketches, drawings and which, by using vertical touch screens, one can scroll through, select and project.
It is an experiential exhibition route, accompanied by installations that facilitate active participation with the displays, starting with the first room, which invites visitors to “slow down” so that they can be fully absorbed by the experience. The exhibition ends with sections for further learning, with virtual reconstructions where visitors can have a first hand experience of the ruins and where they are invited to interact with their networks, so that they become perfect ambassadors for the eternal value of Pompeii.