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Virtualizing conservation: exploring and developing novel digital visualizations for preventive and remedial conservation of artefacts

Virtualizing conservation: exploring and developing novel digital visualizations for preventive and remedial conservation of artefacts
Virtualizing conservation: exploring and developing novel digital visualizations for preventive and remedial conservation of artefacts
Critical evaluation of the actions involved in conservation practice reveals that the limitations of traditional approaches for examination and treatment influence decision-making and affect the artefacts’ interpretation and display. Such problems demonstrate the technological needs and underlie the research aims for the development of scientific conservation and practice. This research evaluates the application of digital technology in conservation of antiquities and works of art by proposing alternative digital methodologies for examination, restoration and conservation documentation. Its value is demonstrated by case studies, covering a broad range of artefacts types and a variety of materials.

The key elements of the proposed methodology are the following:

• Development and application of computational imaging, computer vision and digitization techniques for enhanced examination and visual analysis

• Graphical 3d modelling and physical 3d reproduction for interventive treatment

• Workflows for digital and conventional conservation documentation

This thesis addresses to what extent 3D technologies contribute to conservation objectives, defined as the balance of preservation, investigation and display, considering also the ethical and theoretical aspects.
Kotoula, Eleni
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Kotoula, Eleni
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Earl, Graeme
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Kotoula, Eleni (2015) Virtualizing conservation: exploring and developing novel digital visualizations for preventive and remedial conservation of artefacts. University of Southampton, Faculty of Humanities, Doctoral Thesis, 707pp.

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)

Abstract

Critical evaluation of the actions involved in conservation practice reveals that the limitations of traditional approaches for examination and treatment influence decision-making and affect the artefacts’ interpretation and display. Such problems demonstrate the technological needs and underlie the research aims for the development of scientific conservation and practice. This research evaluates the application of digital technology in conservation of antiquities and works of art by proposing alternative digital methodologies for examination, restoration and conservation documentation. Its value is demonstrated by case studies, covering a broad range of artefacts types and a variety of materials.

The key elements of the proposed methodology are the following:

• Development and application of computational imaging, computer vision and digitization techniques for enhanced examination and visual analysis

• Graphical 3d modelling and physical 3d reproduction for interventive treatment

• Workflows for digital and conventional conservation documentation

This thesis addresses to what extent 3D technologies contribute to conservation objectives, defined as the balance of preservation, investigation and display, considering also the ethical and theoretical aspects.

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Published date: August 2015
Organisations: University of Southampton, Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 381464
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381464
PURE UUID: 75412f44-eedc-45d7-89cc-88f992f68bfc
ORCID for Graeme Earl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9077-4605

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Date deposited: 23 Oct 2015 11:32
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:59

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Author: Eleni Kotoula
Thesis advisor: Graeme Earl ORCID iD

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