Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fwd: 3D Petrie Museum
[First posted in AWOL 27 May 2014, updated 4 February 2016]

3D Petrie Museum
Since 2009, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at UCL, in collaboration with UCL's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and business partner Arius 3D, has been developing a groundbreaking programme for creating 3D images of objects in the Petrie collection. The aims of the projects are:
  • To develop a viable workflow for the production of high quality 3D models of museum objects, in particular using colour laser scanning.
  • To develop a range of digital 3D applications that will engage audiences.
  • To undertake audience evaluations of the 3D models and applications to better understand the potential of 3D in cultural heritage.

The virtual lives of things

Interact with ancient Egyptian objects from our collection.

Ancient life

Explore the daily habits and rituals of the ancient Egyptians

Excavation and rediscovery

See how ancient Egyptian objects were discovered in Victorian times through Petrie's excavations.

Modern life

Find out how objects contribute to our knowledge of ancient Egypt today.