New digital technologies applied to archaeology and heritage

Seminar organised in collaboration between the the History of Art and Archaeology Department the musée du quai Branly.

This seminar, open to Archaeology and Art History postgraduates studying for a Master's degree, presents the application of digital technologies (imagery and 3D printing, surface scanners, photogrammetry etc.) to archaeological materials and museographical collections.

Each session is designed as a practical exercise in multi-disciplinary collaboration - a practice that is currently transforming the archaeologist, anthropologist, epigraphist, art historian and restorer professions by opening up new fields of research. The exercise relates to case studies taken from different geo-cultural and chronological areas.

The questions of digital archiving of collections and data, remote access and accessibility in the fields of museographical conservation and presentation will also be discussed.

4th February 2014

Lecture Room 2
introduction to the seminar: excavating the object
for the first course, meet at 11:45 am in front of the museum bookshop

18th February 2014

Lecture Room 3
the miniaturisation of analysis tools: challenges and perspectives: Lecture Room

4th March 2014

Lecture Room 3
microwear analysis – material identification 1

18th March 2014

Lecture Room 3
microwear analysis – material identification 2

1st April 2014

Lecture Room 3
observation of archaeological objects through their internal materials: 3D imagery and virtual excavation 

22nd April 2014

Lecture Room 3
imagery in the field of excavation; from survey to 3D reconstruction

6th May 2014

Lecture Room 3
access to images, archives and databases

Practical Information

The sessions will be held on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the musée du quai Branly
222, rue de l'Université
75343 Paris cedex 07
Metro Iena / Alma-Marceau / Bir-Hakeim

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