Laboratory for Art History and Classical Archaeology
In march 2013 a new research structure, the Laboratory for Art History and Classical Archaeology, has been created through the integration of two already existing research structures, the Laboratorio di Arti Visive and the Laboratorio per l’Analisi, la Ricerca, la Tutela, le Tecnologie e l'Economia per il patrimonio culturale. The new research structure has collected the previous projects, technical staff and scientific team.
In this first period, to know the projects of the two previous Laboratories, it is possible to consult their websites (vd. two links in the Menu on the right side of this page).
The new Laboratory aims at working in the history of art field, without chronological breaks, since the Classical Antiquity to the Contemporary Age. The documentary scope includes many different approaches, from the not invasive analysis about single works of art to the creation of IT archives and databases about graphic and photographic sets, collections of letters and printed sources. In this perspective, the “history of art” must be intended as a method rather than as a qualitative hierarchy, even because the most various visual communication forms have been already inserted among the topics of previous laboratories.
At the same time, the Laboratorio is dedicated to the study and critical discussion about collections, museums and historical local nets using various communication ways and IT tools.
Moreover, the agreement approved in 2012 between Scuola Normale and University of Bergamo, about ancient art tradition, historical museology and iconographical questions related to artistic heritage, can be referred to the new Laboratory.
The professors and scholars of the Seminario of History of Art and Archaeology of Scuola Normale Superiore take part to the scientific activities of this new Laboratory, creating in this way a strong link with Scuola Normale didactic activities.
Professor Massimo Ferretti