About the museum
Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The ancient civilisations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria and the Roman Empire are revived in this museum. Art-objects and utensils, dating from 4000 B.C. till 500 A.D. give a good impression of everyday-life, mythology and religion in Antiquity.
New Digital Technologies in the NewMediaLab: Etruscanning
The Etruscanning application available in the Allard Pierson Museum is a Virtual Reconstruction of one of the
most famous Etruscan graves, the Regolini-Galassi tomb. In the NewMediaLab visitors can virtually explore the
tomb and its contents. The installation uses Kinect technology to allow visitors to navigate the virtual site by
means of natural interaction, using hand and arm gestures. Visitors can also select objects present in the tomb
to receive further information. Etruscanning is available in English, Dutch and Italian. The research project of the
same name was started in 2011 and received an international award in 2012.