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- 30 April 2014 Press Release of the new 3D website
- 28 March '14: 3D Petrie launches new interactive website
- 02 Feb '14 Blog: The journey of a 3D model into interactive applications.
- 15 Oct '13: Review of Tour of the Nile
- 10 Nov' 13: 3D Petrie offers 3D Workshops
- 9 Oct '13: Science of 3D e-brochure
- 21 Sept '13: 3DPetrie on BBC Click
- 10 Sept '13: UCL-Q opening
- 02 July '13: Android app for Interactive Businesscard
- 21 June '13: 3DPetrie at MA conference in Nov '13
- 28 May '13: Call for Volunteers
- 03 May 2013: Call for Volunteers for our new Petrie website
- 20 Feb '13: UCLNews 3DEncouters exhibit at UCL-Q
- 20 Feb '13: 3DPetrie wins Teaching Innovations Grant
- 09 July 2013: 3DPetrie APP now also for iTunes
- 14 Feb '13: '3DEncounters: Where Science meets Heritage at UCL-Qatar'
- 14 Feb '13: First 3D Petrie App launched on iTunes
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21 September 2013: 3D Petrie on BBC Click: Tech helping preserve the past
The UCL Petrie Museum was featured in BBC Click on BBC News and BBC World Service.
3D visualization technologies enable museums for a first time to display exhibits of objects that might have been hidden in the archive or scattered around the world.
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology was an early adopter of 3D imaging technologies.It started scanning its collections of artefacts more than six years ago through an on-going partnership with UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and Canadian company Arius3D. (min 4:53) 3D images were used to create interactive applications by the 3D digital developer Giancarlo Amati, so the visitors to the museum can do more than just look at a glass display. They can point the device into the case and turn the object around, explore and learn about the object in interactive apps, often also showing objects from the archive.
The Petrie Museum has created a virtual exhibitions, with only digital replicas and 3D prints, that is currently at UCL Qatar, but is planned to tour to different places. (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/petrie/research/research-projects/3dpetrie/3dpetrie-news/2013-02-14UCL-Q)
But it is not just about visitor engagement, 3D scanning is becoming an important tool in archaeological research, too. 3D scanning allowed to look at the object beneath the design and found evidence of mass production in Ancient Egypt.
3D scanning also means that these fragile objects can be multiplied by using 3D printing. Many collections of archaeological finds are scattered around the world. Now uniting these collections is a simple as 3D printing the digital replica.
Tonya Nelson and Edmund Conolly report about the research in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and the 3DPetrie project.
Petrie Museum http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/petrie
3D Petrie project: 3D imaging research, digital applications and use of new technologies in the museum
The 'Photogrammetry, 3D imaging and Metrology reserach group' from UCL CEGE and Bartlett' Scanlab was involved to produce a 3D laser scan of the now decommissioned Shipping Gallery of the Science Museum London. The historic exhibit is now available over the web as point cloud and film. (minute 4:20)
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