The University of Arizona is partnering with an Italian town to create a museum and exhibition center showcasing the area's storied history — a history that includes a devastating disease outbreak, witchcraft and magic.
Over the next year, UA architecture students will design, create and install exhibitions that tell the story of Lugnano in Taverina, a commune in the province of Terni in the central Umbria region of Italy that was hit hard by malaria in the middle of the fifth century.
The museum project was conceived by David Soren, a UA Regents' Professor of Anthropology and Classics, who also founded the Orvieto study abroad program in 2001. Since 1986, Soren has worked on archaeological excavations in the Lugnano area, where his efforts have earned him honorary Italian citizenship.
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