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Conference | 3D Scanning and Documentation

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 26, 2012

My hunch is that art historians whose work often overlaps with archaeology are more inclined to envision the future of the field as making important use of three-dimensional scanning technologies (with Representing Re-Formation, a three-year project producing digital reconstructions of some of the best Tudor monuments, serving as a fine example). Perhaps, however, we all should. Jack Hinton of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be speaking at the upcoming Cambridge conference on Houdon’s Portraits of Benjamin Franklin. An abstract is available at the conference website. -CH

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3D Scanning and Documentation: Three Dimensional Artefacts from the Past, for the Future
St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, 10-11 December 2012

Registration due by 4 December 2012

This timely symposium at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, draws together scientists, art historians, conservators, historians and archaeologists, to discuss current and future developments in 3D scanning across many different fields, advances in scanning techniques and equipment, approaches to interdisciplinary research and the provision of 3D images and models on the web. A round table on day 2 will discuss key priorities for the future.

The conference has been convened by the art-historian Phillip Lindley, who directs one of the innovative Science and Heritage Programme projects, co-funded by the AHRC and EPSRC (heritagescience.ac.uk). Speakers will include David Arnold, Mike Howe, Anna Thirion, Laura Bartolome Riviras, Annemarie La Pensee, Marcos Rodrigues, Andrew Wilson, Stephen Gray, George Fraser, and others.

Five fully subsidised places are available for students, covering all accommodation and meals etc. Applications must be made to the Conference Organiser, Dr Phillip Lindley pgl1@le.ac.uk by Friday, 30 November. Funded students will be asked to write blogs on the conference.

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M O N D A Y ,  1 0  D E C E M B E R
3D scanning and its uses in Art History and Archaeology

10.00  Registration and Coffee

11.00  Welcome

11.30  Phillip Lindley (University of Leicester), ‘Representing Re-Formation: The Search for Objectivity’

12.30  Lunch

1.30  Anna Thirion (Université Montpellier 3), ‘Proposal for a Digital Reconstruction of the Romanesque “Tribune” of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa (France): Methodological Considerations’

2.15  Laura Bartolomé Roviras (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), ‘The Romanesque Portals of Santa Maria de Ripoll, Santiago de Compostela and Sant Pere de Rodes: From Modelling to Reconstruction’

3.00  Annemarie La Pensée (National Museums Liverpool), ‘The Non-Contact 3D Laser Scanning of Cultural Artefacts and Its Applications at Conservation Technologies, National Museums Liverpool’

3.45  Tea

4.00  Marcos A. Rodrigues (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘3D Scanning of Highly Reflective Surfaces: Issues on Scanning the Museums Sheffield Metalwork Collection’

4.45  George Fraser (University of Leicester), ‘Scanning in Space and Time’

5.30  Jack Hinton (Philadelphia Museum of Art), ‘Measuring Genius: 3D Scanning and Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Benjamin Franklin’

7.00  Dinner

T U E S D A Y ,  1 1  D E C E M B E R
Wider 3D scanning and digitisation projects

9.00  Mike Howe (British Geological Survey), ‘Laser Scanning 563 Million Years of Evolution: The JISC GB/3D Type Fossils Online Project’

9.45  Andrew S. Wilson (University of Bradford), ‘3D Bones: Digital Documentation of Skeletal Remains’

10.30  Paul Bryan (English Heritage), ‘Scanning the Stones’

11.00  Coffee

11.45  David Arnold (University of Brighton), ‘3D Documentation: Current Practice and Future Potential’

12.30  Lunch

1.45  Doug Pritchard (CyArk Europe Director), ‘The Scottish Ten Project: Laser Survey, 3D Visualisation and International Diplomacy’

2.30  Stephen Gray (University of Bristol), ‘The Challenges of Using Digital 3D Tools and Methodologies across Different Research Disciplines’

3.15  Tea and Round Table Discussion

Abstracts for the papers are available at the conference website.

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  1. […] David’s post With the greatest of gratitude towards Jisc, the Science & Heritage Programme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and Dr. Phillip Lindley, I was able to attend the two day research session,“3D Scanning: Three-dimensional Artefacts From The Past, For Our Future”. […]

  2. […] post, from Seana Farrington a PHD candidate at University College Cork, reporting on 3D Scanning: Three-dimensional Artefacts from the Past, for the Future, held in Cambridge on 10 adn 11 December […]


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