The volume includes the research done on the Tuscia territory with Viterbo as cultural center observing the history from two points of view different but complementary: Museology and history of art. Born from didactic experiences of the two authors at the University of Tuscia, the text proposes a report of museum history within which is included the Civic Museum of Viterbo and the recent institution of the Museo Colle del Duomo, flanked by the historic recognition of medieval and modern artistic production the most precious of which can be found in these museums.
This integrated vision of works of art that connect the museum directly with the territory and its history, reconstructing the cultural context in which these works were created, offer particularly to the young people in university classrooms, but is also directed to a larger public of citizens and tourists to show the relevance of the existing cultural patrimony and to entice protection of this patrimony through knowledge.
SIMONA RINALDI is associate professor at the University della Tuscia. She presently teaches “Museologia and artistic criticism and restoration”, “Museums and art criticism, “History of Modern Art,” and “Exhibits and Museum exhibitions”. She is author of numerous essays and articles. She contributed to “Il nudo nell’arte” with Fulvio Ricco and has participated in studies on the Crucifixion of the Colle del Duomo Museum in Viterbo.
FULVIO RICCI collaborates with University della Tuscia since 1997. Fulvio Ricci earned his Laurea in Letters from the University of Rome La Sapienza, in History of Medieval Art. From 2007 he is the scientific coordinator for the information magazine (ISSN2036-6264) of the Viterbo Province. In the academic year 2010-11 he held courses of “Iconology and Iconography” at the Accademia Lorenzo da Viterbo. He was in charge of many art exhibits and written about the Madonna della Carbonara.