La copertura dei siti archeologici: questioni di protezione e comunicazione delle rovine

Aldo Renato Daniele Accardi

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[automatically translated] The recent instances of archeology presentation, have led to the realization of a series of interventions and musealization of coverage of the ruins very varied, which constitutes a substantial basis for the development of new precautionary actions, all legitimate and all practicable according to the various archaeological episodes. Sometimes the museum display of archaeological sites has even formed a real "preventive conservation", from which even more targeted actions are derived. The program of measures which follows the decision to mettre en valeur any remnant of antiquity can only constituted by the contribution of instruments provided not only by the maintenance and restoration, but also by contemporary architectural design. It is noted that the obvious differences found in the countless examples of conservation and development of archeology confirm the existence of a multidisciplinary approach and interpretation, which combines individual and different contributions, directing them to the enjoyment of the property by the public. It is possible that sensitive conditions of the material to be preserved can be a basis techniques of restoration and protection actions often binding from the design point of view, sometimes limiting the creativity of those involved, but, in some circumstances, by stimulating new solutions. A clear example in this direction, among the many possible solutions, are some coverage "hybrid" systems, between simple protective structures and real museum on the ruins, which gave rise to interesting and sustainable presentation of archeology in situ processes, implemented from the point of view of the protection of both the material aspects, both of those intangible. Encouraged by the progress made on conservation techniques, which have allowed a more convenient "presentation" in situ of archaeological remains, it was also produced a large number of "protective-interpretive boxes", especially in those extra-urban archaeological contexts - where are considerable degrees of freedom of those who are found to intervene - conceived as volumes and coverings can evoke the appearance of the ancient structures, or physically reconfigure the original size, frequently leaning directly on the remains of the survivors walls. The theme of "the ruins of the protective covers" among other things, it stimulates interesting and fruitful reflections on ways that the most skilled museological practices can act out. In fact, these protections, part or all that they impose forms of communication that must take into account simultaneously both the indoor museum display techniques, as the outdoor ones, understanding that it can not intervene on an architectural ruin as one works normally in a museum indoors. With this contribution, we will present a series of international coverage cases of the ruins, looking specifically to see their past that every nation has matured. However, given that the effects of globalization have had sensitive relapse even in archeology, It will find that even the most diverse cultural and interventional guidance suffered overt contamination, generating modern interventions of archeology coverage, in which even the most expressive museological addresses of certain cultures were mixed. Protective covers thus constitute those moments when the restoration and maintenance meet with museology, working together to provide solutions technologically and formally respectful of the original. In fact, the principles that apply are generally the reversibility and recognizability of the interv
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMOSTRARE L’ARCHEOLOGIA. Per un manuale-atlante degli interventi di valorizzazione
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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