Taranto, 15 april 2020
PRESS RELEASE: NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF TARANTO
The MArTA presents its MArTA Lab, or FabLab – the in-house digital craft laboratory of the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto. The FabLab stemmed from “MArTA 3.0”, a broader scientific and cultural project of MArTA director Eva Degl’Innocenti who steadfastly endorsed the creation of a FabLab to be housed within the MArTA. “MArTA 3.0” is based on the “Past for Future” concept, a blend of tradition and innovation substantiated by research, education, inclusion and development.
Our past meets the future in an overarching view as many other activities have been scheduled to take place at the MArTA Lab as soon as Italy lifts local and national restrictions related to COVID-19. Digital fabrication options for items of our cultural heritage –like 3D printing, robotics, laser cutting, 3D coding and scanning– will be the focus of free laboratories and of open-day events for everyone.
The FabLab technologies will be used to scan numerous objects kept at the MArTA and the 3D replicas will help to set out new itineraries and exhibits in our museum.