UCL Centre for Digital Humanities


3D Colour Scanning for Museums and Collections

30 November 2010, 1:05 pm–1:50 pm

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Foster Court, G31

In this Painless Introduction, Stuart Robson will highlight some of the technologies, techniques and work-flows used to capture, process and subsequently present digital colour models of museum artefacts.

Examples drawn from work undertaken with the Petrie Museum, the British Museum and the Science Museum will be used to illustrate the capabilities and flexibility of evolving tools and the need to understand diverse user aspirations and requirements.

Stuart Robson is Professor of Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Departmental Research Director at the UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. His research focuses is in traceable on-line dynamic 3D co-ordination and monitoring of engineering, medical and cultural objects and structures using photogrammetric image networks and sequences, vision metrology and laser scanning. He is developing strategies for improving communication between arts and sciences, with particular emphasis on the heritage sector.