Virtual Museum

This website of the Archaeoschool Virtual 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.

Operating procedure

  • 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.

Educational activity:

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:

  1. First group: “Labels”
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • 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


  1. Technical data
    • Name
    • Author (if known)
    • Date or period of production and/or use
    • Building or production material
    • Dimensions
    • Origin
    • Date since it is in the current museum or it was excavated (in case it is a monument or an archaeological site)
  1. 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?