Technology-Enhanced Strategies for Heritage Study & Valorization


The project involves research activities aimed at the study, analysis and valorization of Georgia's national cultural heritage and particularly focused on Vani, an important national archaeological site with a continuity of life from the 8th to the mid-1st century BC. destroyed the most during the invasion of the city in the 1st cent. BC must have been of special importance. It is clearly demonstrated by temple inventory that is comprised of the unique specimens of bronze plastic art of the Hellenistic period discovered on the territory of the temple and hoarded in its surroundings.

The activities involve two phases: the first includes the survey, digitization and virtual restoration of the temple and some representative artifacts for documentation and preservation purposes. The second focuses on the creation of website which contains an interactive web 3D application based on the ATON framework for the dissemination of cultural contents.

Project information

  • Funded by: CNR and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation
  • Call: Bilateral agreements 2021-2022
  • Start date: 01/01/2021
  • End date: 31/12/2022
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Daniele Ferdani
  • Project Leader: CNR ISPC and Georgian National Museum
  • Partners: Embassy of Italy in Georgia; Embassy of Georgia in Italy;
  • Webinar CNR ISPC on Air, June 23, 2022

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