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Title: Virtualizing conservation : exploring and developing novel digital visualizations for preventive and remedial conservation of artefacts
Author: Kotoula, Eleni
ISNI:       0000 0004 5367 1430
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2015
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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.
Supervisor: Earl, Graeme Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: CC Archaeology ; QA76 Computer software