Italian pilot project to be example for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage

3D-mapping INCEPTION project

A new pilot project involving 3D digitising of a culturally significant building in Italy is set to used as example for future similar projects. The new project should generate valuable knowledge relating to benchmarks, methodologies and guidelines for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage monuments and sites. The protocols, tools and platform of the project are developed by Project INCEPTION, part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020.

The 3D digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites is an urgent priority in Europe. As the fire at Notre Dame in Paris or the theft from the Green Vault in Dresden and other similar tragic events keep reminding us, unfortunately, precious cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites always face a risk of irreversible damage or complete destruction or disappearance. In the absence of digital twins of such treasures, even their memory can be completely lost or greatly diminished.

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