This website of the Archaeoschool Virtual Museum (http://cdl3.cdl.cat/museum/), which is an initiative of the CDL team, was created in 2017.
Its goals can be summarised as follows:
– Providing our students with a tool –an online platform – that allows them to:
- analyse works of art and other elements belonging to their archaeological sites: Ancient Messene (Greece), Roman theatre in Verona (Italy), Roman ruins in Tarraco (Tarragona, Spain) and the ancient Greek and Roman cities in Empuries (Spain)
- locate those items in time and space
- find the connections among different works, objects or buildings
– Creating a website that is a permanent output of the Archaeoschool project and that can be used in the future.
- Students and teachers select works or other elements belonging to their respective archaeological site.
- Then they fill in a technical sheet with the most relevant information referring to that piece and send it to the webmaster of the Virtual Museum website, who uploads the new item.
Students visit the museum of interest (in our case, they have visited the museums of the 3 archaeological sites that this projects studies) and they fill the following worksheet:
After visiting the Museum ............................, please make your report about an item that you prefer:
- First group: “Labels”
- Architecture and Engineering
- Objects: ceramics, goldsmithing...
- Related to the daily /private life
- Related to trade
- Related to the production and preservation of goods
- Related to celebrations and public acts
- Technical data
- Author (if known)
- Date or period of production and/or use
- Building or production material
- Date since it is in the current museum or it was excavated (in case it is a monument or an archaeological site)
- Other aspects in order to better describe the work
- Purpose or usage
- Description of its basic features
- Technical challenges (if known)
- Aesthetic description /Art style
- Who ordered or kept it?
3. Other information to be provided could include the answers to the following questions:
- How can an art work be related to other similar works and link them to their historical stages and the societies that produced them?
- How difficult was to produce it? Which challenges had to be overcomed?
- How is it linked to its environment?
- How was it preserved from its date of production until today?
- What do we know about the author/s?
- What do we know about possible restoring, rehabilitation and conservation processes?
- How could we represent it geographical and historical location of the different works? Through maps? With a time line?