VALORIZING CULTURAL HERITAGE BY EMPLOYING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SURVEY AND COMMUNICATION: THE CHURCH OF SAN VINCENZO FERRERI
Keywords: Reality-based survey, closed churches, digital enhancement, cultural heritage documentation, augmented reality
Abstract. This paper proposes a reflection on the role of digital technologies as a tool to know and enhance architectural and artistic heritage through non-invasive modalities and technologies. The article is part of the broader research work on the closed churches of Naples’s historic center, with the Church of S. Vincenzo Ferreri as the case study of this experimentation. The church still has an extremely rich decorative apparatus deriving from various stratifications. However, it is seldom open to the public only when exhibitions and events are hosted. The paper will comply with the foundational concepts of survey and digital architectural representation in the interpretation processes of the architectural heritage to evaluate the validity of alternative fruition techniques aimed at expanding the knowledge of this heritage to the community.