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Neal Hartman – Director, Science Gallery Venice
Erica Villa – Head of Programming, Science Gallery Venice

The Netcher virtual exhibition and AR effects were possible thanks to the following companies:

Uqido – Uqido creates a positive impact on human lives and businesses through the thoughtful application of design and technology. We are recognized for the quality of our design thinking applied to software engineering in Web Platforms, IoT, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Machine Learning and Blockchain. Uqido’s propelling energy comes from its engineers, neuroscientists, physicists, developers, UX, UI, ID designers and mathematicians that apply their passion to tangible projects. Uqido provided the AR experiences for Palladio’s Refectory and Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady.”

So RealSO REAL DIGITAL TWINS AG sits at the convergence of art, imaging and physics by re-inventing precision model technology for XR. Using patented scanning and conversion technology, they’ve automated the production of digital twinned 3D objects, delivering physical objects for a digital world. By mass-producing cinematic-quality, XR- & game-ready 3D objects, they facilitate global access to immersive experiences for use in cultural heritage and museums, fashion, games, films, and all XR. So Real provided the AR experiences for the Arch of Palmyra and the Hydria Vase.

Arc/k Project – The Arc/k Project is dedicated to digitally preserving and sharing cultural heritage in new and powerful ways for advocacy, access, education and research. The Arc/k Project provided the digital 3D model of the Arch of Palmyra for use in this exhibition.

Una_Quantum – The Cultural Association Una Quantum inc., was founded by four archaeologists for the development of software, hardware and ideas for the management, fruition and dissemination of Cultural Heritage. In order to achieve its social aims, the Association promotes contacts within the community of users and developers of software related to Cultural Heritage, promotes the exchange of ideas and formats between public and private institutions dealing with BBCC. It promotes relationships with other National and International Associations and Public and Private Bodies aimed at the realization of initiatives in harmony with the aims of Una Quantum inc. Promotes courses and competitions of ideas related to technological innovations in the field of Cultural Heritage. Develops, compiles, publishes and supports open-data in Cultural Heritage.

Institutional partners:

Fondazione Cini – Founded in 1951 by Vittorio Cini, the foundation’s first projects were aimed at the pressing problems in the immediate postwar period: the need for training of young people and to develop the means and structures dedicated to scientific and cultural research. Today, the Giorgio Cini Foundation is an internationally known cultural institution that serves as a center of study, a place for meetings and debates on contemporary issues, and a space in which scientific activity constantly overlaps – with research projects and events that aim to improve the “knowledge of the world.” The Giorgio Cini Foundation is also a priceless treasure chest of literary, artistic, musical and archival treasures. The Foundation provided access to Palladio’s Refectory, as well as additional content for the creation of the AR experience.

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia – Founded in 1889, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia is dedicated to reflection on the most remote origins of Italian identity, focusing on pre-Roman antiquities of peoples such as the Etruscans and Italics. It has become the most important Etruscan museum in the world, boasting in its collections some of the most famous masterpieces of this civilization, for a total of over 6000 objects distributed in 50 rooms, on an exhibition area of over 3000 square meters. Due to its extraordinary cultural importance, in 2016 the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia was included among the 32 institutes of “relevant national interest” with scientific and administrative autonomy, starting a new page in its centuries-old history. The museum kindly provided access to the Painter of Micali’s hydria vase for photogrammetry specifically for the Netcher Exhibition.

Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi – The Ricci Oddi Gallery of Modern Art has been active in the area of artistic and cultural education and training for over 15 years and offers various projects and activities to promote the knowledge kept in the museum and make it accessible. The Gallery also aims to promote new forms of socialization, integration and personal enrichment, involving every year thousands of users in various capacities: schools, university students, families, young adults; the elderly; people with disabilities; people with socio-cultural disadvantages; organized non-school groups, associations.