National Archaeological Museum, Marzabotto, Bologna

Leaving the perspective of a project-objective: of an arrangement fixed to forms, allows one to think of the future life and management of the archaeological site as a place where time does not count, or rather this is constantly subordinated to the constancy of operations. The site can thus become - similarly to what happens in a park, or in the countryside - a place subject to continuous transformation and maintenance. This is necessary in order to follow or counteract the rhythm of plant growth, the opportunities and constraints of the climate, and the social and economic opportunities of the period.
The action plan presented is not just a reorganisation of existing areas and structures, but is a document that aims to establish a direction in time of how these areas and structures may evolve over time. It does not aim for a one-size-fits-all, unchanging form, but the adaptability to an ever-changing and 'creative' strategy of actions to be taken on the basis of the daily and long-term experience of the area and the reactions of the public and staff.
What is proposed here is not only a maintenance and management 'plan', useful for bringing out the sixth series of didactic-creative-recreational activities (and the material presences of the archaeological and documentary remains associated with them) that already exist, but also an opportunity to trigger the reinterpretation of the archaeological and museum site of Kainua in a new, active, innovative and 'artistic' way. In other words, becoming aware that every management activity implies creative content, implicit or explicit aesthetic meanings, makes it possible to think of the same activity of strategic management and guiding the realisation of the works as a true artistic-cultural making.

Roberto Zancan

Museo Nazionale Etrusco “Pompeo Aria”
Direzione Regionale Musei Emilia Romagna
Ministero della Cultura