Night at the Virtual Museum – Malta Café Scientifique 2018/19
5 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Night at the Virtual Museum | Dr Sebastiano D’Amico
Date and Time: Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 7:30pm
Venue: Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
Been wanting to spend a day at the museum but just can’t deal with the queues? No time? No problem. Using 3D models and virtual reconstructions, you will soon be able to explore remote sites without being limited to museum hours.
Malta Café Scientifique presents a fascinating talk by Dr Sebastiano D’Amico on studying and presenting sites of cultural heritage that may be challenging to gain access to, or are too sensitive to physically study in the first place.
In the rise of the importance of studying cultural heritage in an ever-growing society, it has become critical to develop new ways of studying without disturbing them. Dr D’Amico’s research and results on the matter are of great interest to the scientific community and also to conservation efforts. He will also be presenting the most recent advances in accessing sites of cultural importance virtually, using results combined with 3D models and reconstructions of sites such as the identification of potential burial sites, and the empty spaces beneath the commemorative marble slabs that decorate the flooring of St. John’s Co-Cathedral.
This event is part of the Malta Café Scientifique 2018/19 programme of talks.
Malta Café Scientifique thanks the STEAM project, Spazju Kreattiv for hosting this event, the University of Malta, and Malta Chamber of Scientists (of which the café forms part). Poster thanks to Sephora Schembri.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Malta Café Scientifique
- 120 min
- All Ages
- Dialogue, Discussion, Science Talks
- Creative Team
- Danielle Martine Farrugia - Project Manager, Gilliane Saliba - Assistant, Sephora Schembri - Poster Designer, Dr Edward Duca - Science consultant