Museum for Cetamura at Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany
Arts & Sciences
The Department of Classics at Florida State University seeks donors to help fund the creation of a new museum in Italy that will display archaeological artifacts discovered by FSU students and faculty at Cetamura del Chianti since 1973.
After some 45 years of running an archaeological field school at Cetamura del Chianti, the Department of Classics at Florida State University has been invited to open a museum in the nearby town of Gaiole in Chianti to display all of the results. Numerous artifacts, diagrams and field plans, as well as 3-D models of artifacts, will be exhibited to reveal the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval periods that have been discovered.
FSU students having scholarships as interns will help to create didactic materials such as labels, models and panels, and to make decisions in choosing artifacts for the various cabinets and sections of the exhibition. They will be involved in developing the display cases and planning the inauguration of the museum, projected for late 2018.
Interns will also learn how to give guided tours of the museum and the site of Cetamura. Their work will go on during the regular field season in May-June 2018 and in connection with the FSU International Programs Study Abroad in Florence in fall 2018.