Location - NUIGalway Moore Institute, Galway

Time: 10am - 4:30 pm

Date 18th October 2019.

An open forum discussion on the digitising of cultural heritage in Ireland.

The event will consist of 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. 

Workshop 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!

.Workshop 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.

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, National University Of Ireland Galway, and the Department of Culture Heritage and Gealtacht, National Monuments Service

Digitising Cultural Heritage 2019

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