The Daphne Museum Project

The Daphne Museum project was founded in 2008 by the will of a series of private companies in the DAPHNE group, initially characterized as a sharing cultural storefront of the Archaeological heritage.

The idea of a shared archaeological museum made the Daphne Museum a small window on the eastern worlds, on the Neolithic cultures, on  those  Greek-Roman or Egyptian, cultivating an ambitious project: to pass  the memory of the past to understand our roots and promote a total respect for cultures, fundamental aspect today more than ever in a globalized and multipolar world.

In the first  years the attention was so focused   on archaeological findings from private assets from all over the world, regularly going to report them  in the Superintendence and investigating appropriate systems to ensure the best conditions of conservation, protection and sharing on-line of the  collection.

The objective was always, however,  an attention for the past and for  the preservation of the memory that was as helpful as possible to the present and help in view of future prospects. Precisely for this reason Daphne Museum has been enriched, successively, of a section of contemporary art which collects artists ranging from Renato Barisani, founder of MAC Neapolitan,  to Gualtiero Native, from Armando De Stefano, last great artist of the figurative,  to Tano party,  to Schifano and Angeli of the  Roman pop art, from Ladislas Kijno to Ben Vautier, passing also to emerging artists or very rare.

The crown jewel of the museum in this context is the cooperation with the artist Evan De Vilde, founder of the Archeorealism, perfect synthesis of this cultural path: that one of a preserved, protected past and at the same time projected into future scenery

We decided to show the symbol of this evolution therefore changing the original logo of the  Daphne Museum, that from a simple amphora contained in a decorative Greca becomes archeorealist  work (current logo given to us by the artist Evan De Vilde), antique vase from which   the contemporary artwork is born.

Past, present and future firmly intertwined, respect for cultures, research and artistic experimentation are the guidelines: to operate a global and varied sharing of the cultural managed heritage, offering on a side the virtual use of the entire collection by the website, and on the other side organizing exhibitions, conferences, exhibitions all over the world, always with an eye to new collaborations that can further broaden the horizons of the project.

From the month of October 2012 Daphne Museum also has its physical location, the DA.M.A. exhibition space inside the citadel of contemporary art of Capua (CE). Inside the DA.MA you can visit the permanent collection and several  shows and events organized by the Daphne Museum staff.