Verso un museo digitale dell’Italia bizantina
Un progetto per la conoscenza di un patrimonio artistico disseminato
Abstract The number of Byzantine objects in Italian museums and churches is extremely relevant, yet this heritage is dispersed throughout the country, forming a submerged network that is barely visible. The goal of the project Navigating Through Byzantine Italy is to highlight this network by creating an online catalogue of the Byzantine objects publicly displayed or accessible in Italy. Combined with an international workshop and a volume – both included in the outcomes of the project – this catalogue will help to achieve a better understanding of crucial phenomena that characterised cultural interrelations in the medieval Mediterranean, such as patronage, diplomacy, trade, and collecting.
Keywords: Catalogue • Italy • Portable art • Italian museums and churches • Mediterranean • Byzantine art