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Problem-Aware Digitisation of Cultural-Heritage Artefacts

UCL ISH November 2016 Guest Lecture: Professor Tim Weyrich, UCL Department of Computer Science

Thu 17 November 2016. 17:45 – 20:00 GMT.

G01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H 0NN

Through the increasing availability of high-quality consumer hardware for advanced imaging tasks, digital imaging and scanning are gradually pervading general practice in cultural heritage preservation and archaeology. In most cases, however, imaging and scanning are predominantly means of documentation and archival, and digital processing ends with the creation of a digital image or 3D model. At the example of two projects, the speaker will demonstrate how careful analysis of the underlying cultural-heritage questions allows for bespoke solutions that - through joint development of imaging procedures, data analysis and visualisations - directly support conservators and humanities researchers in their work. Tim Weyrich will report on his experiences with fresco reconstruction at the Akrotiri Excavation, Santorini, and on the reconstruction of fire-damaged parchment with London Metropolitan Archives.

Tim Weyrich is Professor of Visual Computing at the Department of Computer Science, University College London, and Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Prior to coming to UCL, he was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow of Princeton University, working in the Princeton Computer Graphics Group, a post he took after having received his PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2006. His research interests include appearance modelling and fabrication, point-based graphics, 3D reconstruction, cultural heritage analysis and digital humanities.

 

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Cover image used - may appear on Heritage Portal homepage and as a thumbnail image associated with this item throughout the site - is "Archaeological site of Akrotiri - Santorini - July 12th 2012" By Norbert Nagel (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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