Chancellor Samona: “Parks and archaeological museums are not closed places, but modern and dynamic spaces that offer prospects for study and work.”
Palermo – On Friday 1 April, from 9:00 to 13:00, a study day will be held in Marsala at the Lilibio Regional Archaeological Museum in Marsala for secondary school students as part of the 8th edition of the national event ‘Art and (‘) Science. One day In the Museum: Encounter Archeology and Archeology”, promoted by the AIAr Association. Commissioned by researchers from the Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology (STEBICEF) of the University of Palermo and the Institute of Chemical and Physical Processes CNR of Messina, in collaboration with the Archaeological Park of Lilibeo-Marsala, directed by Anna Maria Barinello, the initiative is part of the activities aimed at the dissemination and education of cultural heritage. This is an activity in which the Archaeological Park of Lilibio is widely involved through the School Museum project, dedicated this year to the theme “Lilibio and the Sea”. The study day will aim to illustrate the contribution of investigation in scientific research to students in the diagnosis and preservation of archaeological heritage, but also to demonstrate laboratory activities aimed at familiarizing students with the application of non-invasive techniques to archaeological assets created using portable equipment. For this purpose, workstations will be set up in the museum rooms that will host real Raman and XRF spectroscopy and laser-scanner reconstruction laboratories to study some important classes of materials, such as those found in pots painted in Lillibiu’s tomb. “Archaeological parks are not containers of enclosed objects and spaces, but lively and modern spaces in which the study of the past is combined with the most accurate and modern scientific research and study techniques. Days like those promoted by the University and the National Research Council – confirms the Regional Adviser for Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity, Alberto Samona – It offers young people a window of knowledge about the techniques used to study the ancient and the potential for action offered by a very modern scientific field of study, which in Sicily still has vast areas of exploration.”
“Our structure – says the Director of the Archaeological Park, Anna Maria Parinello – is proposed to young people as a place of knowledge open to the future and the modern. Several scientific cooperation agreements have been signed with different university departments but also with the Fermi Center in Rome, the Stebicef Department in Palermo, and Labor Artis (emancipated from the same section) and the censorship of the sea; with each of them we carry out scientific activities applied to archaeological research, which are already giving interesting results.We share Maria Luisa Saladino, from the Stebicef Department of the University of Palermo, the importance of this initiative that emphasizes how science can contribute to the The study of archaeological heritage in an interdisciplinary view”. And the initiative is open not only to students, but also to the public by reservation (e-mail: [email protected]), in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 legislation.
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