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Conference: 3D colour laser scanning

6 March 2008


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UCL Museums & Collections is hosting the '3D Colour Laser Scanning' conference on 27 and 28 March 2008.

The Arts & Humanities Research Council have awarded funding to UCL Museums & Collections for the conference and research workshops investigating '3D colour laser scanning' and the potential uses of these technologies in the context of museum object research and conservation, as well as in interpretation and education and in exhibition and display.

The aim of this project is to bring together, through workshops, practical sessions and a conference, as well as in an edited publication, museum conservators, educators, scientists, curators and other professionals from the higher education and museum sectors who are interested in this technology and its implications across the heritage sector.

UCL has recently commissioned a state-of-the-art Arius 3D laser-based imaging system that is capable of capturing highly accurate 3D geometry and colour information from complex objects. This is a facility newly acquired in Europe and is one of the highest-quality 3D scanners in the world. The system represents a technologically advanced stage with regard to established techniques.

The conference will be held in the JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street. Deadline for registration is 17 March 2008.

To find out more, use the links at the top of this article, or contact Kalliopi Vacharopoulou, +44 (0)20 7679 2074

Image: 3D scan of a shabti from the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology