The MAV is located a few steps away from archaeological excavations of ancient Herculaneum. It is a center of culture and technology applied to cultural heritage and communication among the most advanced in Italy. Inside is a unique and extraordinary museum: a virtual and interactive tour where the excitement of an amazing journey back through time just before the Plinian eruption in 79 AD that destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Through reconstructions, visual interfaces and holograms, the visitor, conducted into a virtual world can experiment through play and interaction new media opportunities that technology offers for the enjoyment of the archaeological patrimony.
The MAV is a place of knowledge and learning, where the real and the imaginary come together to create new ways of learning and entertaining.
“As Campania Region, we are proud to support an avant-garde reality in Italy such as the MAV”
“The MAV is the flagship of our city and the most important virtual archaeological structure in the world”
“We can proudly say that the MAV is among the most advanced virtual museums in Italy”
“In the world of virtual reality, ancient monuments can be reconstructed in a romantic or scientific way. It is necessary to acknowledge the MAV to have made a decisive choice of field towards fascinating but historically correct reconstructions”
“Virtual Museum means technology at the service of entertainment and interactive gaming”