In this paper, based on research made by the Authors in the Mediterranean area, is highlighted how theuse of light in museums can effectively contribute to a better knowledge of the past, giving citizens theopportunity to rediscover their identity and tourists to understand local history and archaeology. Theresearch investigates about the aspects of lighting for archaeological sites or part of them. The charm ofan archaeological site or a monument comes from the perception of its whole environmental context, bothfor functional lighting and artistic valorization. The emphasis is on what should be the most effectivelighting system for the monumental sites, one respecting the ruins and the authenticity of the context,bringing at the same time out their architectural, historical and symbolic significance. Achieving this goalrequires the involvement not only of purely historical and archaeological disciplines, but also a preciseknowledge of technical devices, lighting system, environmental sustainability and related legislation. Thecultural value of ancient contexts highlights that the light should be a valuable tool recovering historicalmemory of cultural heritage. This should be a new way to highlight significance of fragments incompliance of the surrounding, which has not the same characteristics, to signal a visual path, creatingitineraries that involve the context. The light, which is emotion, suggestion, evocation, supports theexperience of every single visitor. Innovative technological solutions should be designed observing thekind of landscape and morphological characteristics of the site.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|