An Introduction to Digital Techniques for Conservators and Museum Professionals
Short courses from the University of Lincoln
Although computational techniques proved to be particularly useful for conservation recording and documentation, decision making, restoration and presentation, there are limited opportunities for training. This course provides an introduction for conservators and museum professionals with little or no background in computer applications, with main emphasis on digital recording strategies, virtual reconstruction/digital restoration, 3D fabrication and online dissemination tools, platforms and useful software. It combines theoretical approaches to digital techniques in conservation, practical skills for the best use of computational tools and technical skills for beginners. The course will clarify the use and applications, advantages and limitations of each digital recording technique, focusing on examples covering a wide variety of artefacts types and materials as well as intangible cultural heritage. The basic concepts of 3D modelling, and the most commonly used tools for digital restoration and virtual reconstruction projects will be presented. The applications of 3D fabrication, including replication and storage/preventive conservation, gap filling/ remedial treatment will be explained. Web publication tools and platforms for sharing and accessing useful information and visuals will be presented.
Standard fee: £150 Student fee: £120 – bursaries available