Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

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Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

ISBN: 9781942401346

Description

In this unique collection the authors present a wide range of interdisciplinary methods to study, document, and conserve material cultural heritage. The methods used serve as exemplars of best practice with a wide variety of cultural heritage objects having been recorded, examined, and visualised. The objects range in date, scale, materials, and state of preservation and so pose different research questions and challenges for digitization, conservation, and ontological representation of knowledge. Heritage science and specialist digital technologies are presented in a way approachable to non-scientists, while a separate technical section provides details of methods and techniques, alongside examples of notable applications of spatial and spectral documentation of material cultural heritage, with selected literature and identification of future research. This book is an outcome of interdisciplinary research and debates conducted by the participants of the COST Action TD1201, Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage, 2012–16 and is an Open Access publication available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.

Contents

Foreword by Frank Boochs
Introduction by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
Part 1: COSCH Case Studies
An Interdisciplinary Discussion of the Terminologies Used in Cultural Heritage Research by Vera de Moitinho de Almeida, Stefanie Wefers, and Orla Murphy
From a Buried Fragment to the Virtual Artefact: A Case Study of Greek Pottery by Despoina Tsiafaki, Anestis Koutsoudis, Natasa Michailidou, and Fotis Arnaoutoglou
Beyond Photography: An Interdisciplinary, Exploratory Case Study in the Recording and Examination of Roman Silver Coins by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Vera Moitinho de Almeida, Lindsay MacDonald, Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez, and Aurore Mathys
Wall Paintings in the Château de Germolles: An Interdisciplinary Project for the Rediscovery of a Unique Fourteenth-Century Decoration by Christian Degrigny and Francesca Piqué, with contributions from Marco Cucchi, Vincent Detalle, Jean-Philippe Farrugia, Gaëtan Le Goïc, Alamin Mansouri, Dominique Martos-Levif, Frédéric Mérienne, Aurélie Mounier, Anthony Pamart, Cristina Tedeschi, Jean-Marc Vallet, and Stefanie Wefers
A 4D Virtual Presentation of the White Bastion Fortress in Sarajevo by Selma Rizvić
Digitization of Cultural Heritage at the National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest by Irina Mihaela Ciortan
Bremen Cog: Three Recording Techniques for One Object by Amandine Colson and Levente Tamas
A Study of Spectral Imaging Acquisition and Processing for Cultural Heritage by Sony George, Jon Y. Hardeberg, João Linhares, Lindsay MacDonald, Cristina Montagner, Sérgio Nascimento, Marcello Picollo, Ruven Pillay, Tatiana Vitorino, and E. Keats Webb
Ontology-Based Structuring of Spectral and Spatial Recording Strategies for Cultural Heritage Assets: Background, State of Affairs, and Future Perspectives by Ashish Karmacharya and Stefanie Wefers
Communicating Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Conclusion from COSCH by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel with contribution from Frank Boochs
Part 2: Methods and Technologies
Editorial Note
3D Depth Sensing by George Pavlidis and Santiago Royo
3D Laser Scanning by Mona Hess with contribution from Ahmad Baik
Augmented Reality by Jean-Philippe Farrugia and Frédéric Mérienne
Digital Storytelling by Selma Rizvić
Focus Stacking by Aurore Mathys and Jonathan Brecko
Hyperspectral Imaging by András Jung
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) by Vincent Detalle with contributions from Dominique Martos-Levif, Barbara Trichereau, Didier Brissaud, Stephanie Duchêne, and Xueshi Bai
Multiple View Stereovision by Christos Stentoumis
Photogrammetry by Julien Guery, Mona Hess, and Aurore Mathys
Reflectance Transformation Imaging by Lindsay MacDonald
Structure from Motion by Mona Hess and Susie Green
Structured Light 3D Scanning by Dirk Rieke-Zapp and Santiago Royo
Total Station Surveying by Massimiliano Ditta and Amandine Colson
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometry by Julio M del Hoyo-Meléndez
Selected Bibliography
Index

Author Bio(s)

Anna Bentkowska-Kafel is an art historian with a special interest in the use of 3D electronic imaging in documentation and scholarly interpretation of art.

Lindsay MacDonald, Research Associate in the Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London, is a colour scientist specializing in imaging applications

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“The essays in this collection are transformative, moving beyond basic collaboration and skilfully contextualizing both scientific knowledge in the humanities and humanities knowledge in the sciences. Doing so not only heightens the quality of the research, but heightens understanding, redrawing traditional lines between disciplines and redefining what it means to truly collaborate and to be a scholar in the digital age.” – Bill Endres, University of Oklahoma

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