Publication details

Journal Article

Virtual Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Artifacts

Haindl Michal, Sedláček Matěj, Vávra Radomír

: ERCIM News vol.2015, 103 (2015), p. 12-13

: GA14-10911S, GA ČR

: virtual reconstruction, shape modeling, surface modeling, bidirectional texture function


(eng): Museums and other cultural heritage custodians are interested in digitizing their collections, not only for the sake of preserving cultural heritage, but also to make the information content accessible and affordable to researchers and the general public. Once an object’s digital model is created it can be digitally reconstructed to its original uneroded or unbroken shape or realistically visualized using different historical materials. Some artifacts are so fragile that they cannot leave the carefully controlled light, humidity, and temperature of their storage facilities, thus they are already inaccessible to the public, and the viable alternative is their exhibition in the form of an augmented reality scene. Researchers at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague have developed a sophisticated measurement and processing setup to enable the construction of physically correct virtual models.

: BD