Digital Technology for Heritage Preservation

Over the recent years, 3D scanning has become part of a coherent and non-contact approach to the documentation of Cultural Heritage and its long term preservation. New developments in digital recording are appearing everyday and the academic community, relevant private and public institutions, media and general public, are increasingly interested in the growing possibilities such technological developments have to offer in the face of the important challenges related to the preservation of our shared Cultural Heritage. 


Restoration (2016)

Restoration: restoring the past through replication, by Simon Pax McDowell and Mike Chaney (Wappato Media House) & The Guardian. This film follows the Institute for Digital Archaeology's concept, creation and exhibition of the Arch from the ruins of Palmyra, to the marble quarries of Carrara to its unveiling in Trafalgar Square. But this film also broaches the topic of replication authenticity: Can a copy actually evoke the spirit and story of the original? 


The Princess of Piombino

The Princess of Piombino is a feature film produced by Corey Brennan and Dena Seidel and directed by Gabriela Elise and Sean Feuer. The film documents the extraordinary heritage conservation program undertaken by HSH Principessa Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi at the Villa Aurora in Rome, including the rediscovery and restoration of Caravaggio's only known ceiling painting. 


Harvard in Sicily

Each year, the IDA teams up with Emma Dench and Paul Kosmin at Harvard University to take a group of students to Sicily over spring break. Here's a look at this year's trip, including RTI work in Museo Whitaker Mozia and Museo Archeologico Regionale di Aidone. 


Unlocking the secrets of the Ancient World with Mary Beard

Mary Beard uncovers Alan Bowman’s ground-breaking work at Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents – where the use of an innovative technique known as Reflectance Transformation Imaging is helping to shed new light on ancient artefacts, and revealing secrets hidden for thousands of years. Learn more at http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/


Classics in Oxford – Ancient Secrets & New Technologies

Presented by Ben Altshuler from the Oxford Classics Conclave. Featuring interviews with Nigel Wilson about The Clarke Plato; with Christopher Pelling on Thomas Gaisford; with Alan Bowman discussing the Ashmolean's Mummy portraits; with Dr Thomas Mannack presenting the A Paestum Skyphos; and with Dr Claudia Wagner providing insights on the Felix Gem.


The Philae Obelisk at Kingston Lacy

Ben Altshuler looks at the Philae Obelisk and its particular significance with the Philae landing. Featuring interviews with Dr Kyriakos Savvopoulos,