The Sicilian Carts Museum (Museo del Carretto Siciliano)
Aci Sant’Antonio has just seen the opening in 2014 of its museum of Sicilian carts. CHSOS wants to contribute to the development of the cultural program of this museum, providing the first technical examination and documentation of this art. The Sicilian cart is an ornate, colorful style of horse or donkey-drawn cart native to the island of Sicily. Aci Sant’Antonio played a pivotal role in the development of this fashion since it was the location of the painters specialized in the decoration of the carts.
Monday to Friday 9-12 AM/ 4-7 PM
via Vittorio Emanuele, 120
Aci Sant’Antonio (CT)
Phone: +39 095 401 3333
CHSOS for the Sicilian Carts Museum:
Nov 2014 A. Cosentino, S. Stout “Photoshop and Multispectral Imaging for Art Documentation” e-Preservation Science, 11, 91–98, 2014. This paper illustrates the examination of a cart board piece.
Nov 2014 D. Vanoni, S. Stout, A. Cosentino, F. Kuester, “Artifact Conservation: Representation and Analysis of Spectroscopic and Multispectral Imaging Data Using Augmented Reality” ICOMOS 18th General Assembly, Emerging tools for Conservation Practice, Nov 9–14 2014, Florence, Italy. ICOMOS 2014 Poster.pdf (47 downloads)
Dec 2014 Presenting the Sicilian Carts Museum in Athens at the eCult Winter Stage (December 2014)
March 2015 Free eBook “Success Stories: eCultValue” The museum is featured on page 65 !!!