The aim of the joint project CultLab3D is to revolutionise the speed with which cultural assets can be digitally recorded in 3D. Its solution approach is based on three pillars:
- Developing an innovative scanning technology in the form of the mobile digitisation laboratory CultLab3D, consisting of flexibly deployable, modular components for acquiring 3D geometries and material properties of cultural assets;
- Use of semantic technologies to integrate and spatially link 3D models to multimedia information already present in museums and to its metadata;
- Developing and evaluating new business models for objects of cultural history.
Within CultLab3D, the cooperation will focus on selected classes of objects such as vases, coins, weapons (spearheads) and busts; the project is not focused on digitising monuments, memorials etc. Also participating in the project are (without funding) the National Museums in Berlin – Prussian Heritage Foundation and the Liebieghaus in Frankfurt/Main (sculpture collection).
- Polymetric GmbH (consortium coordinator)
- Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (FhG-IGD)
- Architectura Virtualis GmbH
- Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)
Project duration: 2013–2015
Total volume: approx. 1.8m euros
Funding volume: approx. 1.4m euros