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The show

"Tiresias, the myth in your hands" and "The Rizzon Collection"

Edited by Annamaria Mauro, Marcella Leone, Claude Pouzadoux, Dimitris Roubis.

The National Museum of Matera, in collaboration with the University of Basilicata - Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures for the exhibition of "Tiresias, the myth in your hands" and with the Jean Berard Center of Naples for that of the “Rizzon Collection” is enriched with a new permanent exhibition itinerary.

The new exhibition was inaugurated at the National Archaeological Museum 'Domenico Ridola', in the presence of the Director of the National Museum of Matera, Annamaria Mauro , of the General Director of Museums, Prof. Massimo Osanna, of the Director of the Central Institute for Restoration, Arch Alessandra Marino and the curators Marcella Leone , archaeologist of the Center Jean Bérard, Dimitris Roubis , professor at the Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures of the University of Basilicata.

The voice of Tiresias, a blind soothsayer from Greek mythology, will guide visitors on a multi-sensory journey, to discover artefacts linked to mythological tales. For this purpose, some Magna Graecia vases have been reproduced to be explored with the hands and the sense of smell. The journey continues with a new display of the Rizzon collection, an important heritage of forms, iconographies, compositions and manufacturing techniques: the figurative scenes of vases tell the main themes of ancient society and the life of men, from the relationship between man and woman , to conviviality , to the afterlife .

The new exhibition is financed by the Central Institute for Restoration as part of the PON “Culture and Development” 2014-2020 intervention, co-financed by European funds (ERDF), called “Masterpieces in 100 km. A real and virtual journey into the culture of Basilicata to learn about, preserve and enhance".

The setup is interactive and engaging, with videos in LIS language and interactive tables dedicated to the little ones. The project and multimedia installation were created by ETT Solution.

The visit route is marked by the presence of QR Codes : just download the specially designed app and let yourself be guided along the route, by framing the QR Codes it will be possible to access interesting and curious insights into the exhibits on display.

At the Museum it is possible to purchase the short guide to the exhibition . A support that offers an alternative way of enjoying the heritage: by framing some of the images it will be possible to come into contact with a new visiting method based on augmented reality.


Timetable and tickets


via Domenico Ridola, 24
75100 Matera


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