The project

MUSINT2 is a natural development of MUSINT and is concerned with a further virtual interactive museum related to archaeological Aegean topics.

At variance with MUSINT, which deals with Aegean and Cypriote findings from various Institutions in Tuscany, MUSINT2 assembles a single typology of objects, the whole of the sealed administrative documents discovered at Haghia Triada (Crete) collected in two Italian Museums, in Rome and Florence, respectively, and belonging to a single one of the Aegean civilisations periods, the Neopalatial period in Crete. The aim of this interactive museum arises from analogous reasons to MUSINT:

  1. the difficulty to access to these findings, both for their dislocation in two different museums and for their limited exhibition to the public;
  2. the idea of gathering together all these materials in a single virtual museum which is based on information and communication technologies: this responds to the general need of a better fruition of archaeological patrimony.

The target of MUSINT2 includes visitors interested in scientific research who have simultaneous access to both a 3-dimensional representation of the single objects and to a database of their whole collection; these and other suggestions (photogalleries, renderings, historical data and so on) may attract a more general public. A specific section is dedicated to young visitors, with the aim to involve them with an active partecipation to the rediscovery of our cultural heritage.