Uffizi Gallery Virtual Museum Opening

The Guam Honorary Vice-Consul of Italy, Roberto Fracassini with the Rotary Club of Northern Guam in collaboration with Mr. Takayuki Morioka, Director of Digital Image Systems, Hitachi Ltd., Japan will host the official opening of the Uffizi Gallery Virtual Museum at Underwater World Complex, 2nd Floor, Tumon on Sunday August 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The Uffizi Gallery Virtual Museum is a traveling museum that will showcase life-size replicas, touch-screen navigation of art pieces, and a digital theatre from August 10 through September 13 from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

The project features 10 life-size replicas of works by Italian Art Masters utilizing the finest and most detailed technologies in the presentation of notable works by Da Vinci, Botticelli, Raffaello, Caravaggio and other Italian Renaissance artists. Visitors will also have the capability to experience an intricate view of 92 other works from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Fracassini, in collaboration with Hitachi Digital, the University of Florence, Centrica of Florence and Polo Museale of the City of Florence, Italy are making it possible to experience these masterpieces that would otherwise never be possible without the technology.

It has always been Fracassini’s dream to share his culture with island residents, “it’s a perfect time to showcase this special exhibition, 2013 has been designated the Year of the Italian Culture in the United States, what a great way to share my home with Guam” he said.

The Uffizi Gallery Virtual Museum presentation is a nonprofit cultural exchange event, “Bridge Continents-Connect Cultures” is the theme for the exhibit of Italian Renaissance Art and Guam’s Modern Day Art. The exhibit will be on display from August 10 to September 13th, at the 2nd floor, Underwater World complex, Tumon (across from the DFS Galleria).

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