COSCH Case Studies COSCH Case Studies

Seven case studies implementing 3D spatial and spectral documentation of material cultural heritage were realised in 2015 and 2016. The aim of these case studies is to offer in-depth investigation, enabling a good understanding of selected techniques and processes in 3D spatial and spectral documentation, applied to a particular cultural heritage object or site.

Bremen "Cog"

3D MODEL OF THE BREMEN "COG" – WHEN SCIENCE MEETS PUBLIC The Bremen Cog represents one of the founding stone of the German Maritime Museum. The medieval vessel was discovered in 1962 in the...

Coins

A STUDY OF ROMAN SILVER COINS - USING SPECTROSCOPIC AND 3D IMAGING APPROACHES Specialist 3D recording techniques have not been as widely applied to documentation and study of numismatics as in...

Germolles

CONTRIBUTION OF SPATIAL AND SPECTRAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES TO THE RE-EXAMINATION OF  CONSERVED BUT POORLY DOCUMENTED WALL PAINTINGS FOR THEIR LONG TERM PRESERVATION: APPLICATION TO THE WALL...

Icons

TOWARDS A MORE EFFICIENT USE OF SPECTRAL TECHNIQUES IN THE ATTRIBUTION OF EASEL PAINTING - THE ICON OF ARCHANGEL GABRIEL IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BELGRADE The main goal of this case study is...

Kantharos

KANTHAROS - FROM A BURIED FRAGMENT TO THE VIRTUAL ARTEFACT Object of the case study (CS) is a fragmentary clay vessel, a Kantharos (drinking cup), which was unearthed during the excavations at...

Romanian Cultural Heritage

DIGITISATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN HISTORY The National Museum of Romanian History located in Bucharest holds a collection of around 25 painted icons (out of...

White Bastion

VISUALIZATION OF WHITE BASTION FORTRESS BASED ON 3D SPATIAL DOCUMENTATION OF MATERIAL CULTURAL HERITAGE AND INTERACTIVE DIGITAL STORYTELLING The fortification known as „White Bastion" is one of...

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COSCH final book

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FORTHCOMING: COSCH final book 

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

"The essays in this collection are transformative, moving beyond basic collaboration and skilfully contextualizing both scientic knowledge in the humanities and humanities knowledge in the sciences. Doing so not only heightens the quality of the research, but heightens understanding, redrawing traditional lines between disciplines and redening what it means to truly collaborate and to be a scholar in the digital age."-Bill Endres, University of Oklahoma 
In this unique collection the authors present a wide range of interdisciplinary methods to study, document, and conserve material cultural heritage. The methods used serve as exemplars of best practice with a wide variety of cultural heritage objects having been recorded, examined, and visualised. The objects range in date, scale, materials, and state of preservation and so pose dierent research questions and challenges for digitization, conservation, and ontological representation of knowledge. Heritage science and specialist digital technologies are presented in a way approachable by non-scientists, while a separate technical section provides details of methods and techniques, alongside examples of notable applications of spatial and spectral documentation of material cultural heritage, with selected literature and identication of future research. 
This book is an outcome of interdisciplinary research and debates conducted by the participants of the COST Action TD1201, Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage, 2012–16, and is an Open Access publication available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.

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