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Download Chapter 2. From a Buried Fragment to the Virtual Artefact: A Case Study of Greek Pottery (974 KB)

Download Chapter 3. Beyond Photography: An Interdisciplinary, Exploratory Case Study in the Recording and Examination of Roman Silver Coins (1.6 MB)

Download Chapter 4. Wall Paintings in the Château de Germolles: An Interdisciplinary Project for the Rediscovery of a Unique Fourteenth-Century Decoration (1.5 MB)

Download Chapter 5. A 4D Virtual Presentation of the White Bastion Fortress in Sarajevo (1.1 MB)

Download Chapter 6. Digitization of Cultural Heritage at the National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest (914 KB)

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Download Chapter 9. Ontology-based Structuring of Spectral and Spatial Recording Strategies for Cultural Heritage Assets: Background, State of Affairs, and Future Perspectives (802 KB)

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This book is a publication of Arc Humanities Press and is available open access on OAPEN. After March 31, 2022, this title will no longer be available on ScholarWorks at WMU.

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.

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cultural heritage, science, documentation, digital humanities


Art and Materials Conservation | Digital Humanities | Museum Studies | Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage