The metaverse of the unbuilt architecture of Michelangelo Buonarroti

PNRR M4C2: PRIN 2022

Acronym: MetaMic


MetaMic is a cross-disciplinary research project involving expertise in the fields of architectural history and design, computer design and computer science. It aims to innovate digital tools for the enhancement of cultural heritage, in order to make them usable by all kinds of possible users: school students of all levels, university students, specialist scholars, as well as tourists and the merely curious. It takes Michelangelo Buonarroti's unrealised architecture as a case study, but proposes itself as a pilot-experience that can be extended to other objects of a cultural nature. MetaMic intends to apply to a digital framework dedicated to cultural content, some communicative and IT characteristics of the current metaverses: immersiveness in a 3D environment, augmented reality, interactivity, participativeness and FAIR principles.

Project information

  • Funded by: European Union NextGenerationEU and Italian Ministry of University and Research
  • Call: PNRR: Missione 4 – Componente 2 “Dalla ricerca all’impresa” – Investimento 1.1 – Progetti di Ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (PRIN)
  • Start date: 30 November 2023
  • End date: 29 November 2025
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Bruno Fanini
  • Project Leader: Università di Camerino
  • Partners: Università di Firenze, Università IUAV-Venezia
  • Funding: € 230.909

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