Archeovirtual 2022

Towards the Metaverse


ArcheoVirtual is the multimedia exhibition that for over 12 years has been the flagship of the Borsa Mediterranea del Turismo Archeologico (BMTA) focused on digital applications and virtual archeology projects, a discipline that deals with studying, interpreting, understanding and communicating the archaeological heritage and its contexts through a process of data acquisition, reconstruction, continuous verification through visualization, analysis and simulation techniques.

ArcheoVirtual is presented by the Digital Heritage Innovation Laboratory, Rome, of CNR ISPC, the Institute on Heritage Science of the National Research Council of Italy, and by the BMTA, in Paestum, Campania region. Each edition, the exhibition is presented with a thematic workshop which enhance the relationship with the yearly topic of ArcheVirtual.

The 2022 edition of ArcheoVirtual will be held, in the framework of the BMTA, in the historical building of the tobacco-making in Cafasso.

The Metaverse is announced to be coming and, although not completely new, opens the way to significant transformations in our communication, marketing, entertainment habits, involving all the aspects of social life. Which will be the role of Culture and Archaeology in such a context? At the moment, it seems too soon to answer such a question, but ideally, any digital 3d model may become, in the next future, a part of potentially infinite immersive environments, where moving, meeting people, learning and be in touch.

ArcheoVirtual 2022 will host the most interesting and original immersive applications focussed on Cultural Heritage, to create digital context with high cultural impact.



Enjoy the vision!