Reviving the History of the Venetian Scuole: Public Education through an Interactive Website

YEAR: 2006 | TERM: B




Chelsea Lynn Bierkan; Jennifer M. Gosselin; Justin Pelkowski; Katharine H. Woodman


J. Scott Jiusto

This project was the first at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to research, study, and analyze no longer existing Venetian institutions known as scuole. These scuole were akin to confraternities, artisan guilds, and devotional societies. Our group created a database cataloguing 920 scuole, and maps showing 63 scuole locations, 170 altars commissioned by the scuole, and 181 public displays of art from the scuole. The team also produced a series of tours including virtual, walking, and scavenger hunt types. All of these products as well as general and specific scuole history were entered into a self created website that can be hosted for the public.