Issue 6

Welcome to the sixth issue of the 3D-ICONS newsletter! 3D-ICONS is a project funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme and is using 3D techniques to digitise  UNESCO World Heritage Sites and to provide content to Europeana.

Examples of project results

STARC   The Cyprus Institute created a 3D model of the site of Hala Sultan Tekke (http://public.cyi.ac.cy/starcRepo/details/show/9bce2bab75378b891095305b5f57b8ce ) . The model was captured by terrestrial laser scanning.

CISA   Our colleagues from CISA, Centro Interdipartimentale di Servizi di Archeologia, of the L'Orientale University in Naples modelled this marble group (http://www.unior.it/ateneo/11485/1/mann_6355-modello-3d.html )  from the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

FBK   3D ICONS partner Fondazione Bruno Kesler has modelled this bronze figurine  (http://3dom.fbk.eu/files/3dicons/buonconsiglio_museum/bronze_warrior/landing_page/bronze_warrior_3d_model_highres_FBK.html ) applying an inhouse set of Structure for Motion algorithms. Special attention was given to reflection.

MNIR   The National Museum of History in Romania acquired a 3D model of this marble head (http://mnir.ro/3D/MNIR_3D_18_cap_barbat.pdf ) applying photogrammetry.

CNRS   presents a lustre (http://3dicons.gamsau.archi.fr/europeana/index.php?VARdr=TRIANON_SSN343_3D_1) . This is a remarkable technical achievement, as the object is made of reflective and transparent materials and many parts are quite thin. CNRS uses WebGL to present the models in real time online.

AthenaRC   The digitisation team of the Athena Research Centre (Xanthi Division) has performed a complete exterior 3D digitisation of graveyard (http://3dicons-project.eu/eng/News/New-video2 ) located next to the Rotunda of Galerius that is situated in Thessaloniki, Greece.

3D ICONS in Europeana

Check Europeana  regularly, as we will be uploading new results the coming month!

3D ICONS Gallery

Some of the work done by the project is presented in the Gallery http://3dicons-project.eu/eng/About/Gallery section of the website. You find examples and  explanations on different technologies applied to acquire landscapes, buildings and artefacts.

European Commission supports digitisation

Not that we did not know of this support! The European Commission has published two reports (http://3dicons-project.eu/eng/News/Europe-s-cultural-treasures-online-opportunities-ahead ) to coincide with an international conference  that is part of the Italian Presidency of the EU, urging cultural institutions in Europe put more cultural heritage online with government support.

Photogrammetry summer school in Romania

The International Summer School Photogrammetry applied to Cultural Heritage  took place in Jurilovca, Romania, 21 -27 September 2014. Read more here (http://3dicons-project.eu/eng/News/Summer-school-Romania )

3D-ICONS workshop in Paestum, October 30th 2014

At the 17th Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism, the 3D-ICONS project will stage a workshop (http://3dicons-project.eu/eng/News/3D-Icons-conference-Paestum ), presenting the aims and results of the project.  At the conference, the first issue of the 3D-ICONS Guidelines will be released.

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