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A Museum without Borders

Boğsak to Dana, settlement to quarry

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Interactive service

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A Museum without Borders

On the occasion of the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, plans have been made to offer Veneto citizens a new online service. The history of the Veneto region has been shaped by an imperial drive that in the Middle Ages projected its influence across the Mediterranean. This aspect has not been adequately appreciated, since many Byzantine antiquities in the Veneto have been either added to disparate collections or set up as trophies on building façades. While on display for everyone to see, they are rarely examined carefully or acknowledged in terms of their identity-defining, historical, and artistic value.
In an effort to provide an innovative service that overcomes these limits, we have selected a range of monuments and objects, chiefly located in Venice and Padua,

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with the aim of linking them for the first time as a “museum without borders”, offering an original itinerary across some of the most significant moments in Veneto history.
This task is being pursued by highly specialised staff from the Universities of Padua and Venice, who will create an interactive service: an easily accessible online itinerary, inclusive for visually impaired or deaf people, and developed with the average tourist in mind (yet offering in-depth information for more curious users). Its aim is to make visitors familiar with the Byzantine antiquities strewn across the area and to provide accessible historical information in Italian and English. Users will also be given links to all the services (transport, dining and accommodation facilities) they might need as they explore the itinerary.

A Museum without Borders

On the occasion of the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, plans have been made to offer Veneto citizens a new online service. The history of the Veneto region has been shaped by an imperial drive that in the Middle Ages projected its influence across the Mediterranean. This aspect has not been adequately appreciated, since many Byzantine antiquities in the Veneto have been either added to disparate collections or set up as trophies on building façades. While on display for everyone to see, they are rarely examined carefully or acknowledged in terms of their identity-defining, historical, and artistic value.
In an effort to provide an innovative service that overcomes these limits, we have selected a range of monuments and objects, chiefly located in Venice and Padua, with the aim of linking them for the first time as a “museum without borders”, offering an original itinerary across some of the most significant moments in Veneto history.
This task is being pursued by highly specialised staff from the Universities of Padua and Venice, who will create an interactive service: an easily accessible online itinerary, inclusive for visually impaired or deaf people, and developed with the average tourist in mind (yet offering in-depth information for more curious users). Its aim is to make visitors familiar with the Byzantine antiquities strewn across the area and to provide accessible historical information in Italian and English. Users will also be given links to all the services (transport, dining and accommodation facilities) they might need as they explore the itinerary.

The concurrence of diverse cultural processes facilitated the formation and the resilience of this islandscape. First, the appearance of sacred places and the construction of churches and monasteries attracted Christian pilgrims. Their movement along maritime lanes incorporated the islands into the newly formed sacred landscape. Second, the ambitious building activity created an unprecedented demand for building materials. In this context, the quarrying and trading of the limestone on Dana Island created an industrial landscape dependent upon maritime connectivity. Third, the permanent inhabitation of the islands significantly transformed cultural networks across the region.

Planning:
Valentina Cantone

Web app development:
Nicola Orio (Meeple srl – https://www.meeplesrl.it/)

Information sheets:
Sara Benetti and Giacomo Favaretto

Technical sponsor

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