Lighting should be the responsibility of those interested in dealing with the issue of enhancing the public experience during their visit to an archaeological site. Recently, archaeological sites have experienced a gradual opening and a better projection to the outside world, to the point where archaeological ruins are now defined as sites of memory. This change involves two main groups: people responsible for the preservation of cultural heritage and visitors. But this change has also been confirmed by the increasing number of visitors to archaeological sites. Evidently, there is a greater interest in disseminating the knowledge derived from cultural heritage and transmitting these values to a non-specialist audience. Light can be a challenging task for museum professionals, but can also cause damage to heritage materials if used in an uncontrolled way and this study has been based on an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, the paper presents the study of a sample of international case studies in Mediterranean area, seen in their historical, archaeological and museological aspects. The emphasis is on what should be the most effective lighting system for the monumental sites, one respecting the ruins and the authenticity of the site, at the same time bringing out their architectural, historical and symbolic significance.
|Title of host publication||Recupero Valorizzazione Manutenzione nei Centri Storici|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|