Visualisation using 3D recording
Digital comparison of two scans of bronze age rock carving
The 3D digital model of an artwork can be ‘restored’ digitally by replacing missing parts, repairing areas of damage and by the addition of colour. Such a restoration can be used to recreate earlier appearances of an artwork without interfering with the artwork itself.
It also allows parts of a sculpture on display in different locations to be brought together and assembled digitally to ‘reconstruct’ the original. Surface features and changes over time can be highlighted by manipulating the digital model and lighting conditions on screen.
For further information contact Dr Martin Cooper or email the conservation technologies department.