THE HERITAGE OF WATER CIVILIZATIONS IN A DIGITAL AND OPEN AIR MUSEUM
From elegant stately homes to imposing castles which arose, not by chance, along the territory’s “liquid roads”, from navigation basins to river ports and moorings, from natural oasis to parks, from water mills to museums: the heritage connected to the use of water, both natural and cultural, tangible and intangible, are the focus of the project Water Museum of Venice
The project aims to assemble the most significant examples of the rich but fragmented heritage of Water Civilizations’ and the “liquid universe” of the Tre Venezie through an innovative online platform (www.watermuseumofvenice.com) and a number of digital itineraries to facilitate the localization of, and visit to, places and sites.
Water, precious and irreplaceable source of all life! Nonetheless, despite unprecedented technological progress, water today is increasingly threatened by pollution, waste, degradation of its quality and even indifference. To this end, the Water Museum of Venice also incorporates a section on good current practices (projects to revitalize water ecosystems, regenerate aquifers, etc.) as an expression of a more enlightened contemporary “Culture of Water”.
The Water Museum of Venice is a challenge towards building a better future. It is addressed to citizens and authorities who believe wholeheartedly in preserving the quality of all water, whether surface or underground, as well as the cultural and natural liquid heritage which still evocatively narrates our special and unique relationship with this most precious life source. To build a better world. And contribute in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Water Museum of Venice is a member of UNESCO’s Global Network of Water Museums www.watermuseums.net