Casa Museo della Perdonanza: history, culture and identity

L’AQUILA – The project of the Casa Museo della Perdonanza presented: links between cultural heritage, communication and accessibility.

The project related to Casa Museo della Perdonanza: “The reason why it was decided to dedicate a place in the historic center of our city, dedicated to its most important manifestation, is to allow it to be promoted all year round, highlighting all its uniqueness and unique character. Stated the recent recognition of intangible heritage by UNESCO.The aim is to design a space capable of creating connections, not only virtual, between cultural heritage linked to forgiveness, communication, inclusiveness and accessibility.Accessibility understood not only from the physical point of view, as the removal of architectural barriers that prevent many from using museums, but also and above all as overcoming the traditional and static approach to the museum context, creating curiosity and motivation ”.
“Another important purpose is to bring more and more people closer to knowledge of the historical, cultural and identity values ​​associated with forgiveness and the figure of Celestino V, overcome the traditional concept of welcoming tourists and visitors, promote the meeting between them and museum institutions and with focus In this sense, the museum will also have an educational value, free and calibrated on different types of visitors, with themed visits on Sundays, insights on the occasion of exhibitions, workshops for families, tours for visitors with special needs and school groups. has been able to appreciate it by handing it down to the present day, giving the whole community and those who visit it the opportunity to get to know both the context and the extraordinary peculiarity of the Hermit of Morrone as a protagonist as well as the uniqueness of the community at the celebration, which has been repeated for 727 years “.

“The idea is to lead the group of visitors along a path that will first and foremost see them the protagonists in a reconstruction of images and narrative about the historical period and about the peculiarity that led to the appointment to the papal throne by Pietro dal Morrone , to his handover to Aquila, in the basilica which he had built, of the Bull of Forgiveness and the subsequent events which determined its revolutionary significance.So in the next room, with the support of the most advanced computer solutions, visitors will discover the two days celebration, on 28 and 29 August, and then take part in the Morrone Fireplace, with the villages affected along the way, the celebrations of the week’s celebration from 23 to 29 August, and therefore the procession’s clothes and the finds of the Celestine codes currently kept of the city of Curia.The community will have space for storytelling and there will be space for activities aimed at schools.It would be very interesting to promote the visit also to schools, especially outside the region, and link the visit to specific experiences. Logos and dedicated merchandising will be created, as well as a space for the great bibliography of Celestino V. “

Among the activities envisaged in the planning of the tourism initiatives approved by the municipal council’s resolution no. 52 of 23.2.2021, the interactive Museum of Forgiveness is shown, “to be established in a prestigious historic site in the city center, where it is possible to offer visitors a historical picture of the first anniversary in history issued by the Holy Pope Celestino V in 1294 and explain the essence of the event that surrounds it, through showcases with objects, representations, videos with narrative voices, printing leaflets with the story of Forgiveness “; With subsequent municipal council resolution no. 388 of 21.09.2021, the Executive identified the building owned by The authority located in via Sassa n. 28, seat of the Museo della Perdonanza, redefined in the medium term “Casa Museo della Perdonanza”. The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr) defined for the management of investments allocated by the European Union for the economic recovery of the Member States; Measure M1C3.1 of the NRP, in particular in investments 1.1 and 1.2, dictates the guidelines for the improvement of the cultural heritage and specifies that: “The interventions in the” physical “heritage will be accompanied by an important effort to digitize the museums, archives, libraries and cultural sites, to enable citizens and sectoral actors to explore new forms of cultural heritage use and to have a simpler and more efficient relationship with the public administration “and to:” Increase access to cultural heritage also passes through it full availability of cultural sites. However, architectural, physical, cognitive and sensory barriers are a critical issue for Italian cultural sites: many institutions have not yet removed the physical barriers, much less have they addressed the issue of perceptual, cultural and cognitive barriers that limit cultural experience. In this context, the intervention aims to remove the architectural, cultural and cognitive sense-perceptive barriers in a number of Italian cultural institutions. The interventions will be combined with training activities for administrative staff and cultural actors, the promotion of the culture of accessibility and the development of skills in the related legal aspects, hospitality, cultural dissemination and dissemination.
With a view to establishing the House Museum, with particular reference to the multimedia department, the need arose to procure a short documentary on the figure of Saint Pave Celestine V, to provide visitors with sufficient information, reproduced with appropriate and effective communication tools. the message and about the historical and spiritual value of the Morrone hermit, who at the same time contextualizes his existential path in the historical, geographical and social context of belonging.
A documentary lasting about 15 minutes was therefore obtained, directed by Cinzia TH Torrini and choreographed by Ralph Palka, about the life of Saint Pope Celestine V and its important influence in medieval history, which includes subtitles in Italian. and sound options in English, shot in particularly atmospheric locations such as the town of L’Aquila, Sulmona, Rocca Morice, Rocca Calascio and Majella, to be used for the preparation of the “Casa Museo della Perdonanza”.

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