Pompeii Commitment. Archaeological Matters has among its objectives the creation of a contemporary art collection, under the name Collectio, for the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. This is conceived by the artists on the basis of the study and interpretation of the “archaeological matter” kept in the excavation and storage areas at the site. Pompeii Commitment. Archaeological Matters enhances Pompeii’s physical and digital sites as a contemporary framework, initiating new lines of artistic enquiry that can help revisiting, through experimental strategies, the approach to the themes of cultural heritage, in today’s sense of this word. Collectio comprises not only artifacts, but also documents, projects, prototypes, hypothesis, methodologies and experiences of the Pompeiian “archaeological matter” and its multiple meanings.
The works of Collectio are acquired by the Italian State, and consigned to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii as an in-progress collection. The programme is supported by the Archaeological Park of Pompeii and by the Partners Committee of Pompeii Commitment. Archaeological Matters, and is inspired by the guidelines of the Italian Council project, promoted by MiBACT-Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities and Tourism, aimed at the study and enhancement of contemporary Italian art.