Yesterday, May 25, 2022, the event "Art meets 5G" was held in Turin at the Galleria D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, dedicated to operators in the cultural and museum sector with the aim of illustrating the possibilities offered by 5G technology in these specific sectors. The event is part of the European 5G-TOURS project, which aims to test and use 5G technologies to provide useful, efficient and reliable services to citizens and tourists. 

At 2 P.M. the numerous local partners including the City of Turin, Ericsson, TIM, Torino Musei Foundation and the Italian Institute of Technology gathered in Room 1 of GAM to review together the various use cases developed together with international partners such as Samsung and Atos.

These include the telepresence robot, which has three applications: one related to monitoring the halls from a security perspective, one for visiting inaccessible areas of museums, such as the basement of Palazzo Madama, and the teleguided treasure hunt that schools can do from the EduLab.

The first itinerant concert made last November, which allowed musicians scattered on the streets of downtown Turin to play, as if they were in the same place, with musicians in the Grand Central Hall of Palazzo Madama.

Augmented reality, which, in addition to allowing an immersive visit to GAM and Palazzo Madama, engages the public through simple mnemonic games that often leave their mark on the visitor.

This and much more was explained to the audience seated in the room,  after which participants experienced some use cases live.

The group participated in a tour of the 1900s painters' collection led by R1, the Italian robot made by the Italian Institute of Technology in collaboration with TIM and Ericsson.

R1, which works thanks to an Artificial Intelligence server to which it connects via the 5G network, led the visitors through a personal tour, stopping to describe each work in detail and also answering some curiosities.

Next, the group experienced making a work according to the techniques of painter Nicola De Maria through an interactive wall, made by Samsung.

Others tried an application dedicated to augmented reality with which they could, among many other possibilities, touch, take in hand, rotate and observe in detail the objects of the Decorative Arts collection of Palazzo Madama.

All of this is always possible thanks to the 5G infrastructure built in Turin by TIM and Ericsson, which highlighted how it was particularly challenging to bring 5G technology to a courtly place protected by the superintendence like Palazzo Madama.

At the close of the event, Silvia Provvedi of Ericsson, the project leader, thanked all the partners and guests present with a speech in which she emphasized how the 5G-TOURS project, which is coming to an end (July 2022), marks the beginning of an increasingly fruitful union between art and 5G technology.


The photo accompanying the article depicts the project partners and some guests at the event.