The research project, still in progress, developed a proposal procedure to visualize a 3D models of an hidden collection of Museo Egizio in Turin. The prototype procedure exposed is focused on the visualization of 3D objects shapes and additional information by networking the enriched 3D model. This preliminary output is part of a broader purpose that aims to make a dialogue between container (museum) and content (museum collections). The use of building information modeling (BIM) tools and technologies could not only apply to the building’s life cycle, but in this case, it could be deeply connected to its museum collections which themselves contribute to the continuous museum’s transformations. The consequence of the new relationship between container and content is also the development of procedures to support the set-up project.


Museum Container Content Collection Information Modeling Visual Programming Language Data enrichment 



The activity presented in the article is derived from research project named B.A.C.K. TO T.H.E. F.U.T.U.R.E. (BIM Acquisition as Cultural Key TO Transfer Heritage of ancient Egypt For many Uses To many Users REplayed) The research project aims at defining a new methodology in which the Information Modeling tools can be used for unconventional purposes, to realize 3D databases of small objects, especially those belonging to large museum collections.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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