The 3DPetrie project looked at the viability of using high quality 3D images of museum collections to engage a range of audiences. This took place through the production of 3D models of Petrie Museum artefacts and the development of end-user digital 3D applications.
Since 2009, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at UCL, in collaboration with UCL's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and business partner Arius 3D, has been developing this groundbreaking programme for creating 3D images of objects in the Petrie collection.
The aims of the projects:
- To develop a viable workflow for the production of high quality 3D models of museum objects, in particular using colour laser scanning.
- To develop a range of digital 3D applications that will engage audiences.
- To undertake audience evaluations of the 3D models and applications to better understand the potential of 3D in cultural heritage.
This selection of our most recent publications over the past 2 years show our expertise and research in 3D imaging for museums and cultural heritage.
- e-brochure: Hess, M. , Nelson, T. , Robson, S. (2013). The Science of 3D [Digital scholarly resource].
- Payne, E.M., 2013. Imaging Techniques in Conservation. Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies, 10(2).
- Nelson, T. and MacDonald, S.: “A Space for Innovation and Experimentation: University Museums as Test Beds for New Digital Technologies” in Academic Museums: Beyond Exhibitions and Education; “Viral Capacity Building for Innovation” in British Council Creative and Cultural Economy; (Autumn 2012) Publisher Link
- Giacometti, A., Campagnolo, A., MacDonald, L., Mahony, S., Terras, M., Robson, S., Gibson, A. (2012). Cultural heritage destruction: Documenting parchment degradation via multispectral imaging. Proc. of Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012), 301-308.
- Macdonald, S., Hess, M., Robson, S., & Were, G. (2012). 3D Recording and Museums. In C. Warwick, Terras, Nyhan (Eds.), Digital Humanities in Practice (pp. 91-115). London, UK: Facet.
- Hess, M., & Robson, S. (2010). 3D colour imaging for cultural heritage artefacts. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XXXVIII (Part 5), 288-292.
Find out more here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/3dpetriemuseum