Una collaborazione tra museo, enti di ricerca e scuola: l'epigrafia digitale e l'alternanza scuola lavoro


  • Serena Agodi Liceo Artistico "M.M. Lazzaro"
  • Salvatore Cristofaro Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Valentina Noto Comune di Catania
  • Jonathan R.W. Prag University of Oxford http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3819-8537
  • Daria Spampinato Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - ISTC http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5524-7463




epigrafia digitale, museo, formazione, EpiDoc, edizione digitale


This paper presents a rich collaborative exchange between diverse institutions and professions engaged in research, conservation and education, brought together in the context of the Italian school-work exchange programme and with the aim of digitising, studying, and giving access to the epigraphic collection of the Museo Civico Castello Ursino of the city of Catania. The Museum is home to an important set of ancient inscribed texts on stone, with its origins in two local 18th-century antiquarian collections. A number of inscriptions were already on display following older criteria of museum exhibition; but most of the collection is held in storage. Therefore, one of the objectives of the collaboration is to make the rich epigraphic collection of the museum that is not on display accessible to the general public and academic researchers alike. The initial work of the three-year project concerned the digitisation of the catalogue records, as well as the graphic and photographic documentation of the inscriptions; during the second year, an exhibition was mounted in the Castello Ursino to present a selection of inscriptions from Catania. These inscriptions were the focus of an initial round of conservation work and were added to the digital catalogue together with supporting documentation. The inscriptions are encoded in accordance with international standards and controlled vocabularies (in EpiDoc TEI-XML, using Pleiades for geographical locations, and the controlled vocabularies of the EAGLE project for epigraphic types, materials and supports), with the aim of facilitating the creation of Linked Open Data. The exhibition includes two videos and a digital multimedia terminal to enable access to a wider range of materials as well as 3D imaging. The third year will be devoted to finalising both digitisation and documentation, and to more extensive result dissemination via the World Wide Web.


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How to Cite

Agodi, S., Cristofaro, S., Noto, V., Prag, J. R., & Spampinato, D. (2018). Una collaborazione tra museo, enti di ricerca e scuola: l’epigrafia digitale e l’alternanza scuola lavoro. Umanistica Digitale, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2532-8816/7298