Archaeology and the city of today
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Model of the city centre monuments of Vienne


Model of the house of Cupid and Pan


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Archaeological pole

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It falls to historical and archaeological museums  to revive a legacy that has been studied but destroyed or "re-interred". Furnished with the results of archaeological excavations these establishments, in collaboration with archaeologists, try to go far beyond simply exhibiting their collections, made up of objects or architectural fragments collected during excavations. Rather than simply evoking the material and artistic culture of which these scarce objects, are proof, we must try, by replacing them in their context, to evoke the urban setting, its monuments and domestic life, in which these fragments played their part.

 This is done through reconstructions which can take various forms and whose objectives are complementary: graphic reconstructions, models, virtual models and life size "restoration-reconstructions". This is one of the objectives adopted by recently created museums, the musée archéologique de Saint-Romain-en-Gal, created by the Conseil Général du Rhône (Rhône district council) in 1995 and the musée de l'ancien Evêché à Grenoble (Museum of the Bishop’s Palace), created by the Conseil Général de L’Isère (Isère district council). We can find numerous models ranging in scale from 1/50 to 1/2000 which reconstruct a lost archaeological legacy

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