Cultural Heritage in 3D: Data capture and modelling in action

July 5, 2023

This webinar will offer you the opportunity to find out about 3D data capture and modelling for movable and immovable Cultural Heritage.

This includes museum objects, cultural heritage sites and buildings. It will also reveal how the Tech4Heritage project is involving and training the local community in Iraq to create and share 3D models of archaeological sites and objects. Below you can view the agenda of the event:

  • Welcome – Introduction, Catherine Anne Cassidy - Digital Skills Officer, CARARE
  • 3D data capture and modelling for sites and buildings, Matevz Straus - ARCTUR
  • 3D community capture, Ivan Erhel and Tiago Costa - Tech4Heritage
  • Q&A and Discussion
  • Closing

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Dr Catherine Anne Cassidy is the Digital Skills Officer at CARARE, working to develop sector training to support CARARE in its roles in the 4CH project and the European data space for cultural heritage (Europeana). Catherine holds a PhD in Computer Science and a MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews, where she also is part of the research group Open Virtual Worlds investigating digital heritage engagement and evaluating impact. Her area of research explores strategies for democratised preservation and promotion of threatened heritage using 3D digitisation through community engagement.

Matevž Straus is Lead of Heritage+ programme at Arctur, a private High Performance Computing centre and a technology company from Slovenia. Matevž holds a M.Sc in Urban Studies, a M.A. in Market Communication and B.A. in Analytical Sociology from universities in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid and Ljubljana. Matevž has been working at the crossroad of cultural heritage and (social) innovation for the past 10 years and led several award-winning interdisciplinary projects.

Ivan Erhel is a TV documentary film director and producer, and a heritage activist who collaborates with museums and scientific institutions. After he made Treasures of Mesopotamia, where he follows an Iraqi writer trying to digitize the heritage endangered by Isis, he decided to go further and coordinates Tech4Heritage to help the Iraqis to preserve themselves their own heritage, and to remind the world that Iraq is not just a conflict zone, but the cradle of civilization.

Tiago Costa has a degree in Archeology and History from the University of Coimbra and a Master in Archeology and Territory from the same university. He participated in archaeological excavations in Portugal, Syria and Iraq. He is a researcher at the Center for Studies in Archeology, Arts and Heritage Sciences (CEAACP). He is currently working in the field of digital photogrammetry applied to cultural heritage and, thus, he is also the trainer in the Tech4Heritage.