"When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it."Yo-Yo Ma
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Seeing the world
Explorations and discoveries are the ways mankind interacts and understands its environment. We look, we try, we test (and taste!) and we bring back the information we gathered to our group.
Quickly, the need to keep a tangible trace of them rose. We then collected and presented things to others. We keep them because we deem them pretty or interesting, or because they remind us of something. We can also try to learn from these items, think about them, use them, tell the stories of where they are from.
As time went on, we were able to create structures where those things can be seen by most, wondered about, discussed and marveleda at.
We kept these items in order to be able to see and make sense of the world around us.
In this seeing the world endeavor, new technologies have allowed us numerous new tools. That includes the ability to render a three dimensional look alike aspect on two dimensional screens using geometric coordinates and volume computation.
All accessible with a simple click.
The 3D representation of an object can be a tremendous help in the daily practice of curating these keepsakes. The first and foremost task of every job is to assess the state of the item, its physical appearance. That is usually carried out manipulating the object but that increases the risks of damages.
Depending on the objectives, using a 3D replica of the object can help mitigating these risks while keeping the information and communication abilities intact, even enhancing them.
Having the ability to use a 3D model opens up possibilities in conservation and restoration practices. The more stunning of all maybe being the ability to create a restored version of an object, in sync with the scientific datas at hand at the moment, without impacting the object itself. Other areas can also benefit from this technology, from 3D printed temporary and lasting reconstruction apparatuses, bespoke support creation or design of the most efficient tranportation box.
Practice will daily develop new ways to exploit these tools.
Telling the story of an object is no easy task. Contextualisation is key though hard to put in place. Digital models and 3D worlds creation can help: reconstruct an old temple, recompose a disseminated group sculpture or put archives in perspective by making an image of what they're about.
The possibilities are endless !
View of Brighton's
west pier, 1888
Tell your own story
Heritage is each and everyone's own. Telling your story helps keep all the other ones alive.