IGERT-TEECH Trainees and Investigators have privileged access to cultural landmarks in Florence, including our two primary sites: the Palazzo Vecchio, home to CISA3’s ongoing search of the long-lost ‘Battle of Anghiari’ mural by Leonardo da Vinci; and the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, long considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Province of Florence, CISA3 is using multispectral imaging and analytical diagnostics to document and study various phases of renovations to the Palazzo Medici over nearly 600 years. IGERT-TEECH Trainees spend part of the summer in Florence working at the two sites. Effective September 2011, Trainees and Investigators will be based in a 10,000-square-foot research and training facility in Florence donated by the Region of Tuscany. CISA3’s Studiosi Americani per Eccellenza Regionale (SAPER), is located in what was at one time the house of explorer Amerigo Vespucci. SAPER means “American Studies for Regional Excellence.” Under separate MoU’s, the universities of Florence, Padua, and Calabria provide guest speakers as part of a parallel education component to the hands-on field research taking place at this field site.
Dec 12, 2012
"ARtifact: Tablet-based Augmented Reality for Interactive Analysis of Cultural Artifacts," David Vanoni, Maurizio Seracini and Falko KuesterOct 29, 2012
"A Methodology for Integrative Documentation and Characterization of Culturally Important Statues to Support Seismic Analysis.," Wittich, C.E, Hutchinson, T.C, Wood, R.L, & Kuester, F.Oct 29, 2012
"Characterizing Cracks in the Frescoes of Sala degli Elementi within Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio," Wood, R.L, Hutchinson, T.C, Wittich, C.E, & Kuester, F.Mar 1, 2011
"The First Medusa: Caravaggio," Maurizio Seracini, Mina Gregori and Maurizio MariniJul 1, 2010
"Tangible Interfaces for Art Restoration," Leonardo Bonanni, Maurizio Seracini et al.