Cultural Heritage Imaging

  1. This video is a time-lapse document taken during the four days the CHI imaging team spent on site at City College of San Francisco, applying 3D photogrammetry to capture a huge mural fresco by Diego Rivera, Pan American Unity, in over 1500 individual photographs. Funded by Friends of the Diego Rivera Murals, one goal of the project was to create a lasting record of the mural in its current state.

    Diego Rivera project page: culturalheritageimaging.org/What_We_Do/Projects/rivera-mural/

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  2. Look at the fine surface details in the plaster of the Diego Rivera Mural, Pan American Unity. This video shows results from detailed 3D imaging collected using the Photogrammetry technique to document and support conservation and research of the surface shape and color of this magnificent artwork. Painted by Rivera in 1940 on Treasure Island at the Golden Gate International Exposition, the 22ft by 74 ft mural is at City College of San Francisco.

    Diego Rivera project page: culturalheritageimaging.org/What_We_Do/Projects/rivera-mural/

    Learn more from other videos in this series Practical, Scientific use of Photogrammetry

    and from our website: culturalheritageimaging.org/Technologies/Photogrammetry/

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  3. This video, “Photogrammetry for Rock Art,” shows the viewer an example of a petroglyph rock art panel as a 3D model created using photogrammetry.

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  4. An example of RTI (reflectance transformation imaging) of a goat petroglyph in the UNESCO World Heritage Prehistoric Rock-Art Site, Côa Valley



    Rocha 5 B da Penascosa

    in collaboration with

Parque Arqueologico do Vale do Côa (PAVC) Centro Nacional de Arte Rupestre (CNART) and the Universidade do Minho. Portugal

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  5. An illuminated manuscript page, demonstrating how RTI (reflectance transformation imaging) can be used to reveal hidden artifacts, in this case a letter that was erased on the page.

    Courtesy of and in collaboration with the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, California.

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Cultural Heritage Imaging

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Cultural Heritage Imaging is a 501(c)3 California non profit charity that works to drive the development and adoption of practical digital imaging and preservation solutions for people passionate about saving humanity's treasures today, before they are…


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Cultural Heritage Imaging is a 501(c)3 California non profit charity that works to drive the development and adoption of practical digital imaging and preservation solutions for people passionate about saving humanity's treasures today, before they are lost. In this channel, we share case studies, training materials and other friendly advice about imaging, especially for museums and cultural heritage organizations.

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