Elisa Bonacini is an Archaeologist, qualified with a first-class classification BA in Classics (2001) and a second one in Enhancement of Archaeological Heritage (2010); specialized in Classical Archaeology (2005), she has a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Heritage (2014) and was a Research Fellow (2015-2017) in the Humanities Department of Catania University. She is Courtesy Faculty for the CVAST, the University of South Florida’s Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies, and project manager for USF within a digitization project in Sicily.
Elisa is an expert in cultural communication with ICT and social media, she is a UE external expert evaluator for Europeana related projects and worked as a multimedia consultant for UE PO-FESR projects. She has also be involved with three pilot projects which has used 360-degree virtual tour software to create virtual tours of Archaeological Museum “Paolo Orsi” in Syracuse, Etna Park and of the Temple of Juno in the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
She is currently working as consultant for a UNESCO didactic project in Sicily with the Regional Center of Inventory and documentation (CRICD) and the Regional Scholastic Office (USR).
Elisa is the ideologist and the regional coordinator for Sicily of the national project #DigitalInvasions (#InvasioniDigitali) and the Regional coordinator for National Association of Small Museums (APM). She is the scientific coordinator on a regional scale for creating participatory multimedia audioguides for museums and tours on the platform izi.TRAVEL thanks to a protocol with the Regional Department of Culture and Sicilian Identity.
She has also participated in many national and international conferences and published books, four of them referring to museums and ICT.