IM/MATERIALITIES International Conference – Museums between real and digital – Torino, 11-13 Marzo 2020

Museo Egizio

The symposium Im/materialities scheduled in Turin from the 11th to the 13th of March 2020, intends to deepen some of the main topics developed and proposed by the temporary exhibition “Archeologia Invisibile” opened in March 2019 and on view until the 6th of January 2020 (now extended through 7th June 2020).

The exhibition explores objects and their own unique history, a sort of biography, whose clues are largely condensed into the very materials that they are made out of. Archaeometry provides information about their materiality that would otherwise be inaccessible and invisible to the naked eye and that allows the researchers to fill the gaps on what is unknown about the history/biography of the objects (who made them, why, when, where, with what materials) in order to define, for instance, the best ways to preserve them.