Keys To Rome, Digital Museum Expo – 2014


Keys to Rome is a unique international exhibition on Roman culture that will launch simultaneously on September 23, 2014 in four different locations:

  • Mercati di Traiano, Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy 
  • City Hall Vijecnica, Sarajevo,  Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam,  Netherlands
  • Biblioteca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

The exhibition uses immersive technology to present and connect these regional cultures within the Roman Empire, highlighting their diversity and commonality over centuries of Roman rule. Keys To Rome is an exhibition like no other. Combining real artifacts, digitally restored 3D objects and beautiful virtual environments, visitors can travel back in time to search for lost objects and discover more about the lives of their owners.

The exhibition also includes the Digital Museum Expo: a showcase of cutting edge interactive and immersive technologies developed for use in museums.

“The Digital Museum Expo is conceived as a visit to the museums of the future. Seven different themes are explored through several applications that have been developed using different technologies. In the Digital Museum Expo in Rome for example, there will be 15 applications based on 11 different technologies. Every application, or virtual museum, is accompanied by a label indicating the theme and the type of technology used to develop it.”

Keys to Rome is organised by V-MusT, the Virtual Museum Transnational Network, and curated by archaeologists, art historians, architects, computer scientists and communication experts.

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Technologies and applications developed for Keys to Rome


Admodum is a serious game based on natural interaction (sensor KINECT). Visitors use their bodies to explore 3D environments and visualize the objects seen in the exhibition in their original context. HoloINT is an application used to create an interactive Pepper’s Ghost effect. The visitors will be able to see high resolution 3D holographic images of the objects in all four museums. The visitors will have the opportunity to manupulate the objects using a natural interaction system (sensor LEAP Motion). A new type of interaction link Admotum and HoloINT and two visitors can collaborate at the same virtual experience. AdMotum project by Bruno Fanini. HoloBox project by Enzo d’Annibale.




An Interactive Map of Theaters, Forum, Basilicas, Temples and other treasures of Augustus Era. Italian and English Version.

Project by Enzo d’Annibale

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