Project team:

Client: National Archaeological Museum in Naples
Lighting design: Consuline – Francesco Iannone and Serena Tellini
Architect: Francesco Venezia

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Reggiani

26. Feb 2016

Light to support our subjective experience

Text: Alison Ritter
Photos: Andrea Jemolo

What does Pompeii mean to us in the 21st century? A volcano eruption – nothing less than Mount Vesuvius – wiped out an early Roman city in the year A.D. 79. That is 20 centuries ago. State-of-the-art lighting was applied in the exhibition spaces to bring the impact of what happened all those years ago closer to us today.

It was not until the end of the 16th century that anyone made any record of what actually happened on the site. This discovery was practically by chance; the first real excavations did not take place until the middle of the 18th century. A temporary exhibition was recently staged in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples entitled “Pompei e L’Europa 1748-1943”, with a fascinating addition made in the form of a temporary wooden pyramid structure in Pompeii itself in memory of the victims of the natural disaster. The “Pompei e L’Europa 1748-1943” exhibition was housed in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy and was designed to document how the excavations in Pompeii fascinated and indeed influenced artists, writers and cultural historians between the years 1748, when the archaeologists began working on the site, and 1943, when the site was bombed on 24. August by the allied forces during World War II. The exhibition was open to the public from 27. May to 2. November, 2015 under the patronage of Expo Milan 2015. […]

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The full version of the article can be found in PLD No. 100
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