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B2 contessa caine-u_nahon_museummantua


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2014 EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

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B2 contessa caine-u_nahon_museummantua

  1. 1. Mantua in Jerusalem Prof. Moshe Caine - Dr. Andreina Contessa EVA Minerva - Jerusalem 2014
  2. 2. An Interactive Web Exhibition Prototype exhibit within the Israel Museum Portal
  3. 3. Rationale To tell the story of the Jewish community of Mantua, 11th - 20th century The Journey from Italy to Jerusalem
  4. 4. Background ! The city of Mantua was one of the greatest Renaissance courts in Europe and home of the wealthy Gonzaga family. Under the Gonzagas, Mantua became one of the most important artistic, cultural, and musical centres of Northern Italy, known particularly for its architectural treasures, elegant palaces and Renaissance cityscape.
  5. 5. Jewish Culture ! During the 16th century the Gonzaga family who were in power in Mantua until 1708 gave much support to cultural and artistic life in the city and Mantua became an important center of Renaissance art and humanism, encouraging a wide interest in Jewish literature and history. Eminent Jews contributed to the city from the 15th century onwards and their legacy was an influence and inspiration for many generations in various fields of activity.
  6. 6. Methodology Narrative rather than Data Story told through Objects from the collection
  7. 7. Timeline Show the community life in the larger context of Italian history Interactive journey through Time
  8. 8. Cultural Life Reciprocal influences of Jewish-ItalianCulture Music, Print, Medicine, Banking, Everyday Life, etc.
  9. 9. The Synagogues Centers of Community Centers of Religion
  10. 10. Treasures from the Collection Emphasis on items that mirror the life of the community Not an attempt at a database of the collection
  11. 11. Ritual Objects Every object tells a story Reflections of everyday life
  12. 12. The Mantua Ark Centrepiece of the Museum Unique Interactive 3D Scan
  13. 13. Website due to go online in English and Hebrew in coming months