(ANSA) – DUBAI, 10 OCT – The Italian Pavilion will become a high-tech restoration school for works of art in the war zone. Taking advantage of the experience acquired from the 3d reproduction of Michelangelo’s David, exhibited in the theater of Memory of the same Pavilion and one of the main attractions of this Expo in Dubai, the structure initially destined to remain for only six months of Expo, will have a life longer than that for which it was intended. This was announced by Professor Grazia Tucci of the University of Florence who led the project for the reproduction of Michelangelo’s masterpiece.
The Tech Restoration School will map, acquire information and digitize the monuments and works of art of that area of the Mediterranean and Middle East called ‘Menasa’. The Middle East is the cradle of millenary human civilizations, but also the territory of war zones that have led to great cultural losses. In the war zones of this area we have seen losing works of art such as those of the Bamiyan Buddhas, or the city of Palmyra in Syria. Taking advantage of the experience of digitizing Michelangelo’s David and then reproducing it as a faithful copy in 3d to bring it to the Expo, a school will be created capable of addressing the problem of knowledge of heritage in areas at risk of conflict, with 300 hours of didactics.
“We have the knowledge of cultural heritage, we have cutting-edge technology, combining technology with Italian know-how – Professor Tucci tells ANSA -. Knowledge is the first legacy step that this pavilion leaves us in the future. from the digitization of the real David to the reproduction of the copy in 3D. From real to digital up to reproducing the object again – concludes Professor Tucci – integrating the most up-to-date technology with Italian know-how “. (HANDLE).
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