Under the title “Archaeological Practices and Knowledge Work in the digital Environment”, the session brought together members of the “Arkwork” working group from the European Cooperation in Science & Technology at the Archaeological Museum of Seville.
At the meeting, ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) shared its experience in the enhancement of archaeological heritage, making a tour of the emblematic archaeological museums executed by the company.
The Archaeological Museum of Seville hosted the meeting on January 16th with the official committed of the members of Arkwork, a working group founded by the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST), which, under the “COST Action” project, brings together experts, researchers and professionals in the field of multidisciplinary research on archaeological practices, as well as the dissemination and use of knowledge. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.
The session was entitled “Archaeological Practices and Knowledge Work in the digital Environment” and brought together representatives from Croatia, Romania, France, Portugal, Finland, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Bosnia, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and Spain. The action was organized by Ana Navarro, director of the Archaeological Museum of Seville and national representative in this working group, together with Magdalena Valor, Professor of History and Medieval Archaeology in the Area of Medieval History at the School of Geography and History at the University of Seville and Pedro Luengo, Professor in the Area of Art History at the School of Geography and History at the University of Seville
Within the framework of the meeting, Patrick Miessen, Project Manager in the area of Execution of Museums for ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño, gave a presentation on the company’s experience in the enhancement of archaeological heritage, leading a tour of the most emblematic exhibition projects made by the company in the field of Archaeology. During his presentation, Patrick explained how the new museum discourses enable the perfect coexistence of the pieces with new technologies, so that these technologies do not “expire” and remain in force for as long as possible.
In this sense, Patrick explained that the Museum of Archaeology of Alicante (MARQ), awarded Best European Museum in 2008, was a pioneer in the integration of interactive and audiovisual resources in the exhibition on archaeological heritage and represents a museological concept and display that are still perfectly valid to this day.
The Company has undertaken emblematic projects in the field of Archeology such as the design and implementation of the Museum of Almeria, Special Commendation as European Museum of the Year Award 2008, the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology (ARQVUA) of Cartagena and the implementation of the National Museum of Oman, the biggest project carried out by ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño in the Gulf.
The activity of ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño falls within the framework of the Cultural Engineering concept, that is to say, projects that promote cultural and historic heritage through social and technological innovation and sustainable development.