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Digitising Cultural Heritage Workshop
October 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This day-long workshop will start by discussing issues related to the digitisation of cultural heritage; this panel will be followed by two practical sessions aimed at giving participants the skills needed to carry out their own digitisation projects.
Digitising of cultural heritage in Ireland: Open Forum
An open panel discussion on how Ireland can best meet the recommendations set out by the EU Declaration on Cooperation on Advancing Digitisation of Cultural Heritage which was launched on Digital Day 2019 and to which Ireland is a signatory. The National Monuments Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht which liaises with the EU in relation to digital media will chair the session.
This will be followed by workshops on digitising cultural heritage in the areas of LiDAR, GIS, Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning and Data Management.
Please Note: This is a free event, but registration is required due to limited space.
Session 1 – Photogrammetry
In this workshop, we’ll examine the photo capture and post-processing strategies using Agisoft Metashape to generate models, but we’ll reference open source alternatives as well.
Photogrammetry has transformed the way cultural heritage assets are captured in 3D. Computational power is now such that anyone with a camera and a recent generation computer can create detailed 3D models from a collection of digital photographs of a subject. In this session we look at ways of getting the best possible results for cultural heritage objects and sites!
Session 2 – LiDAR, Photogrammetry and GIS
In this workshop, we will examine the integration of LiDAR and Photogrammetry with GIS packages.
As photogrammetry and LiDAR topographical data becomes more accessible we will look at how best to use these different techniques to enhance the digital cultural record, and to create detailed site maps.
About the Workshop
Attendees are encouraged to download a demo version of Metashape, and to bring along a camera and a laptop. Most importantly, bring something you’d like to document in 3D. It could be a childhood toy, a souvenir, a foodstuff, It works best if your “thing” isn’t shiny and has a surface texture with plenty of detail and contrast.
This workshop is scheduled as part of a programme of events around digital creativity, digital media, critical practice, in association with DH_AGE, The Moore Institute at NUI Galway, and the Department of Culture Heritage and Gealtacht, National Monuments Service