The recent medical emergency linked to the spread of COVID-19 has caused many people to rethink their habits, even the most common and everyday ones. Significant changes have undoubtedly affected the use of the historical and cultural heritage, especially artistic and architectural assets. The impossibility of moving around and visiting museums and monuments in situ has in fact led to the introduction of alternative forms of enjoyment of this legacy, which are in any case able to meet cultural needs that, like physical ones, contribute to human well-being. In this perspective, digital technology is a valuable tool for the dissemination of heritage: if, in general, drawing is an evocation of the physical reality represented, the virtuality inherent in the infographic space allows a more shared appropriation of the contexts "visited" remotely, of which it is also possible to provide integrated information not immediately perceivable. Starting from this premise, the contribution intends to focus on a little-known but very interesting architectural episode: the Paleochristian Baptistery of Nocera Superiore, in the province of Salerno. The space of this monument is thus revealed through digital representation in a virtual tour that accompanies visitors in the discovery of its morphological, geometrical, artistic, and architectural aspects, thus making it possible to offer the community an example of Campania's heritage to be enhanced.

Digital for sustainable use of cultural heritage. The Baptistery of Nocera Superiore

Barbara Messina
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Andrea di Filippo
2021

Abstract

The recent medical emergency linked to the spread of COVID-19 has caused many people to rethink their habits, even the most common and everyday ones. Significant changes have undoubtedly affected the use of the historical and cultural heritage, especially artistic and architectural assets. The impossibility of moving around and visiting museums and monuments in situ has in fact led to the introduction of alternative forms of enjoyment of this legacy, which are in any case able to meet cultural needs that, like physical ones, contribute to human well-being. In this perspective, digital technology is a valuable tool for the dissemination of heritage: if, in general, drawing is an evocation of the physical reality represented, the virtuality inherent in the infographic space allows a more shared appropriation of the contexts "visited" remotely, of which it is also possible to provide integrated information not immediately perceivable. Starting from this premise, the contribution intends to focus on a little-known but very interesting architectural episode: the Paleochristian Baptistery of Nocera Superiore, in the province of Salerno. The space of this monument is thus revealed through digital representation in a virtual tour that accompanies visitors in the discovery of its morphological, geometrical, artistic, and architectural aspects, thus making it possible to offer the community an example of Campania's heritage to be enhanced.
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