Imaging Cultural Heritage in 3D
Dan Dennehy, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Minneapolis Institute of Art enriches the community by collecting, preserving and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. In an ongoing effort to share our collections worldwide for study and enjoyment, we have been making virtual 3D models of rare objects using photogrammetry. This image-based modeling technique can record measurable geometric data and precise surface texture information, but capturing true color accuracy and realistic reflective properties remain elusive. This presentation will review the opportunities and challenges involved in employing new methods of documentation to achieve museum quality results.