China and Italy, two countries with a rich cultural heritage that technology helps to learn about

A webinar to explore the many similarities between Italy and China, countries with a millennia-long history, rich in historical and archaeological sites. Now that a pandemic has temporarily prevented us from traveling, we are wondering what contribution technology can give to our experience of art, museums and archaeological sites.

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Francesca Russo talked about it with Fiorenzo Marco Galli, Director General of Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, Wentao Wang, representative of Zheijang Province and Liangzhu Museum, Demetrio Paparoni, art critic, curator, essayist, Anna Barbara, associate professor, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Joseph Di Pasquale, architect, Simona Uberto, professor, Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan.

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Starting from the launch of the website of Liangzhu Archaeological Site, the speakers discussed the relationship between art and technology, and between East and West. It emerged that technology is a great support for activities, but physical presence cannot be replaced. Personal interaction is important for teaching, and being physically present is vital for science labs, for example at Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia in Milan.

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Liangzhu Museum, project by David Chipperfield

The virtual visit to Liangzhu Archaeological Site, UNESCO World Heritage Site

However, everyone agrees that technology has helped keep things moving during this tough year. Liangzhu Archaeological Site has taken advantage of this and created a virtual tour website, as you can see in the preview video below. Of course, when possible, there will be the opportunity to visit the Liangzhu Cultural Village, UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2019, and the adjacent Liangzhu Culture Museum designed by David Chipperfield.

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Liangzhu Museum, project by David Chipperfield

In the video below, a preview of Liangzhu Archaeological Site