Education and research using 3D recording
The ability to closely examine 3D digital models of original pieces is a powerful educational tool. A digital model is easily manipulated on-screen to allow close examination of the surface by viewing from different directions and under different lighting conditions. The user can also zoom into the surface to reveal fine detail and precise measurements can be made.
The technique also improves access to cultural artefacts as digital models can be sent from one museum to another. Objects in a museum’s store can be put on display ‘digitally’ and set into a virtual environment to create exciting interactive displays. This means that ‘virtual’ exhibitions can be created without an artwork ever having to change location.
For further information contact Dr Martin Cooper or email the conservation technologies department.