The Multiple Lives of Pompeii. Surfaces and Environments
organized within the framework of the "Pompeii Arch&Lab", a research project carried out by the Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP in Holzkirchen and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, in collaboration with the Parco Archeologico Pompei
Pompeii, wall painting, detail
© Marco Musillo, 2017
Pompeii's unique and tragic history has attracted scholarly attention over the centuries, but the widespread interest in this city must be sought not only in its ancient history, but also in its 270 years of modern life as well as in the enormous effort its preservation has required (and still requires), to the point that the site can be considered the largest restoration archive worldwide. In fact, Pompeii is not merely an ancient city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD and later rediscovered and unearthed; rather it is the ongoing product of a long history of excavation and a large number of restorations, reconstructions, and museological reconfigurations. Like a palimpsest, it is an imaginary as well as a material entity that has constantly been reshaped by the events of history, its perception through the centuries, and changing tastes. At the same time, the myth of Pompeii, which still fires the human imagination, has had an extraordinary impact on archaeology, art, museology, architecture, cities, and our way of thinking for over two centuries. The conference will explore the many lives of Pompeii – ancient and modern, on-site and in museums, real and imaginary – in their dialectical and osmotic relationship. The focus lies on surfaces and environments: two different physical, spatial, and conceptual dimensions of the city which are simultaneously opposites and complementary.
Questo evento viene documentato fotograficamente e/o attraverso riprese video. Qualora non dovesse essere d’accordo con l’utilizzo di immagini in cui potrebbe essere riconoscibile, da parte del Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz a scopo di documentazione degli eventi e di pubbliche relazioni (p.e. social media) la preghiamo gentilmente di comunicarcelo.
in cooperazione con
19 – 20 novembre 2018
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut
Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Via dei Servi 51
Pompeji als Restaurierungsarchiv und Ausstellungslabor (von 1748 bis 2014)
Eine natur- und geisteswissenschaftliche Untersuchung der Restaurierungs- und Musealisierungsgeschichte Pompejis verbunden mit dem Ziel der Entwicklung innovativer, nachhaltiger Restaurierungsmaterialien und Verfahren