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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Photogrammetry

by Conservation

4/6/2017

behind the scenes , conservation , object conservation , Egyptian Art , Nabataean art

 

In the objects conservation lab: Indiana University Bloomington graduate students Kylie Thomsen and Ryan Lipp visited the objects conservation lab recently to carry out photogrammetry on a few objects from our Egyptian and Nabatean collections. Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. Kylie and Ryan are using it here to create accurate 3D models of our objects. Their only requirement was to be able to photograph the objects from all sides; after taking a number of photos, software was used to produce a digital 3D model almost immediately. Digital 3D models can be made available online to make our collection accessible to a wider audience. We’re excited to see the rest of their results in the next few weeks!