This workshop, oriented by Alan Miller and his team, was directed towards all museums professionals and museums lovers in having interest in photography or digital interpretation and would like to learn more.
The workshop introduced the different techniques that can be used, photogrammetry, laser scanning and structured light. Participants, about twenty five people in total, have had the opportunity for hands on experience of each technique and will focus on the use photogrammetry using technology that is readily available to participants (mobile phones and cameras) using freely available and open source software.
The three goals of the workshops were to:
1) To create and disseminate exemplar digital content;
2) To train enthusiasts in digital 3D technologies and interpretation;
3) To equip museums to run further workshops and dissemination activities.
The workshops also introduced participants to using mobile phones and other available digital technologies to create, archive and present 3D and spherical representations of artifacts and their context. Six stages of the process were addressed in this regard:
1) The selection of subjects for digitization;
2) The process of digital capture;
3) Post processing and enhancement ;
4) Digital archiving in a connected world;
The research team at St Andrews have produced a Manual on creating 3D objects for community museum use. The aim of the manual is to instruct local people in how to make 3D objects using photogrammetry in particular. The manuals have been researched during and used alongside workshops in the EU-LAC project, and afterwards by community groups continuing to digitise and send data to the project.