IGERT-TEECH Trainees and Investigators have privileged access to cultural landmarks in Florence, including our two primary sites: the Palazzo Vecchio, home to CISA3’s ongoing search of the long-lost ‘Battle of Anghiari’ mural by Leonardo da Vinci; and the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, long considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Province of Florence, CISA3 is using multispectral imaging and analytical diagnostics to document and study various phases of renovations to the Palazzo Medici over nearly 600 years. IGERT-TEECH Trainees spend part of the summer in Florence working at the two sites. Effective September 2011, Trainees and Investigators will be based in a 10,000-square-foot research and training facility in Florence donated by the Region of Tuscany. CISA3’s Studiosi Americani per Eccellenza Regionale (SAPER), is located in what was at one time the house of explorer Amerigo Vespucci. SAPER means “American Studies for Regional Excellence.” Under separate MoU’s, the universities of Florence, Padua, and Calabria provide guest speakers as part of a parallel education component to the hands-on field research taking place at this field site.

Feb 24, 2015
Making the Past Present with Light, Warmth and a High-Tech Gaze

Oct 31, 2014
Computer Science, Cyber-Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

May 20, 2014
Tut's Tomb: A Replica Fit for a King

Jan 15, 2014
UC San Diego Students Look Back on Fall Field Expedition in Florence

Dec 13, 2013
Qualcomm Institute Joins World Cultural Leaders at Digital Heritage International Congress

May 13, 2013
Undergraduates to Study Cultural Heritage During Summer Internships

Mar 13, 2013
IGERT Trainees Demo Technologies for CENIC Annual Meeting

Oct 12, 2012
Streaming Video of Seracini Talk at TEDGLOBAL

Aug 22, 2012
The Search for Leonardo da Vinci's The Battle of Anghiari

Jun 5, 2012
Finding Leonardo's lost Battle of Anghiari

May 30, 2012
Secrets of Florence

Apr 13, 2012
Voice of America: Physicist Hunts Lost da Vinci Mural

Dec 12, 2012

"ARtifact: Tablet-based Augmented Reality for Interactive Analysis of Cultural Artifacts," David Vanoni, Maurizio Seracini and Falko Kuester

Oct 29, 2012

"A Methodology for Integrative Documentation and Characterization of Culturally Important Statues to Support Seismic Analysis.," Wittich, C.E, Hutchinson, T.C, Wood, R.L, & Kuester, F.

Oct 29, 2012

"Characterizing Cracks in the Frescoes of Sala degli Elementi within Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio," Wood, R.L, Hutchinson, T.C, Wittich, C.E, & Kuester, F.

Mar 1, 2011

"The First Medusa: Caravaggio," Maurizio Seracini, Mina Gregori and Maurizio Marini

Jul 1, 2010

"Tangible Interfaces for Art Restoration," Leonardo Bonanni, Maurizio Seracini et al.