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Computer Graphics Applied to Cultural Heritage Summer Program

Location: Siracua, Italy

May 19, 2014 to June 27, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies (Arcadia Sicily Center)

Project Director:

Davide Tanasi

Project Description

This program deals with application of computer graphics on cultural heritage preservation issues focusing on theoretical assumptions and popular tool such as 3D scanning, 3D modeling, image based 3D modeling and virtual restoration. Participants will be trained in the use of state of the art hardware and software for computer graphics and will apply methods and techniques for developing digital solutions for issues connected with disciplines as archaeology, art history and museum studies. Basics of serious game design will be taught together with elements of digital communication of cultural heritage. The course even include a survey of main pattern recognition and computer vision techniques helpful for speeding up the work of archaeologist and providing new angles on old problems. A relevant
component of the course is represented by field studies at the most prominent archaeological sites of Greek and Roman culture where students practiced the digital imaging techniques studied in class.

Period(s) of Occupation: Greek and Roman period

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6 weeks

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Participants will be housed in apartments nearby the venue of the summer program, in the island of Ortygia, historical city center of Siracusa.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Arcadia University
Number of credits offered 4
$5,850 (housing included)


Contact Information
Davide Tanasi
Via Roma 124
+39 0931 449262
Recommended Bibliography: 
F. Stanco, S. Battiato, G. Gallo (eds.), Digital Imaging for Cultural Heritage: Analysis, Restoration and Reconstruction of Ancient Artifacts, pp. 1-37, Boca Raton: CRC Press-Taylor & Francis.
A. A. Addison, L. De Luca, G. Guidi, S. Pescarin, Proceedings of the Digital
Heritage International Conference, Marseille, France, October 28th
November 1st 2013, pp. 693-700. Marseille 2013.