This issue presents four papers covering various topics ranging from the assessment of digital experiences in museums; the potential for virtual reconstruction in the realm of printing made in early 1600; the added value of 3D digitization in the multiscale survey of three monumental fountains in Rome; and the diachronic reconstruction of a Roman bridge in Puglia (Italy).

Cover image: Augmented Reality (AR) visualization of the sculpture "Laocoön and His Sons" conserved at the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence. It is a copy of the original Roman statue conserved Vatican Museum in Rome, made by the Florentine sculptor Baccio Bandinelli in 1520.
The high-resolution 3D model, digitized at the Uffizi Gallery in 2017 through the auspices of the Indiana University-Uffizi 3D Digitization Project, was integrated with other 3D models, text/audio narratives, and educational animations in an app for museums. The paper "3D Reproductions of Cultural Heritage Artifacts: Evaluation of Significance and Experience" by Malik, Tissen, and Vermeeren propose a possible approach for assessing the significance of the museum experience mediated through this type of tool.

Published: 2021-06-30