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Ferrara Restauro 2004

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ViHAP3D Exhibitions 2004: Ferrara Restauro

From the 25th to the 28th of March 2004 the ViHAP3D Project participated to "Ferrara Restauro 2004", the trade fair on the art of restoration and conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage. The 11th Edition of Ferrara Restauro was held in the Fair District of Ferrara.

The exhibition has now become a reference for all the professional workings in the fields of conservation and restoration of the historical, artistic and environmental heritage, an event where one can be updated on new technologies, innovation and regulations in force.

The figures of Ferrara Restauro 2003 let understand the importance of the event (260 Exhibitors, 16,000 square metres covered in 6 modern and functional pavilions, 133 accredited journalists, 28,352 visitors, including 596 from abroad, 25 International meetings, 78 workshops organized by the Exhibitors, 10 thematic exhibitions).

ViHAP3D was hosted in the stand of the Tuscany Regional Authority.
Tuscany Regional Authority participates to Ferrara Restauro since 1999. In 2004, the innovative activities in the field of cultural heritage carried on in the framework of four different European projects (Onsiteformasonry, Anser, ViHAP3D, Cost G7 - Laser for Artworks) were presented.

In cooperation with the Tuscany Regional Authority, ViHAP3D organized some promotional and scientific events.

The exhibition stand for the ViHAP3D Project - Virtual Heritage: High-Quality 3D Acquisition and Presentation

The part of the stand reserved to ViHAP3D had a surface of 24 square meters. It contained interactive stations for the presentation of the results, a 3D laser scanning system based on a Minolta Vivid 910, a back projection large screen and some examples of 3D objects reconstructed by means of rapid-prototyping techniques.

As documented by the images below, researchers of the ViHAP3D project took turns at running practical demonstrations, illustrating the technologies developed in the framework of the project, in distributing flyers and fact sheets.

The interest of the visitors was really high. The ViHAP3D technologies were widely illustrated and diffused. Many important contacts with cultural heritage experts and/or institution were made.

The ViHAP3D stand at the "Ferrara Restauro" trade fair

The conference "3D Digital Models and Cultural heritage: Technologies and Applications" organized by F. Gravina (Tuscany Regional Authority) e R. Scopigno (ISTI-CNR; ViHAP3D Project)

The conference, held on March 26th, had the main goal to present the most recent technologies for the automatic acquisition of 3D digital models and their use in the Cultural Heritage field. Most of the conference was dedicated to the presentation of the ViHAP3D results and it had a surprisingly good attendance (more than 100 persons). The feedback was really positive demonstrating the increasing interest for the 3D digital technologies in conservation and restoration. The program of the conference was really fed:

Introduction Mauro Grassi
Claudio Montani
Tuscany Regional Authority (Italy)
CNR Pisa - ViHAP3D Proj. (Italy)
3D Scanning Devices for small/medium scale objects Luca Pezzati, Raffaella Fontana INOA Firenze, (Italy)
3D Scanning Devices for medium/large scale objects Giorgio Fornetti ENEA Frascati, (Italy)
Color Acquisition Techniques Michael Goesele MPI Saarbruecken - ViHAP3D Proj. (Germany)
From the Range Map to the 3D Digital Model Marco Callieri CNR-ISTI - ViHAP3D Proj. (Italy)
Virtual Reality Techniques for the presentation of 3D Digital Models Carlos Andujar UPC Barcelona - ViHAP3D Proj. (Spain)
Acquiring the internal structure by means of portable CAT Devices Franco Casali Univ. Bologna (Italy)
Modeling 3D Archeological Findings Andrea Camilli Archeological Superintendence of Tuscany, Florence (Italy)
Using 3D Digital Models for Cultural heritage Applications Cecilia Frosinini Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Firenze (Italy)

Participation to the Exposition of 3D Digital Models of Pompei's Findings

The DiAPREM (Departmental Centre for Development of Integrated Automatic Procedures for Restoration of Monuments) of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ferrara organized an exposition of 3D digital models and plaster reconstruction of findings belonging to the city of Pompei.

The models represented part of the "forum" and a portion of a wall of the house well-known as "lupanare", a wall with a lot of interesting graffiti. The wall with graffiti was also reconstructed by means of a plaster model obtained with a 3D printer in 1:1 scale (multiple reproductions jointed together).

All the presented models were processed by CNR-ISTI using the ViHAP3D software scanning tools (registration, fusion, geometric simplification, etc.) and visualized in real time with the ViHAP3D Virtual Inspector system. The physical reproduction of the wall with graffiti was produced from the digital 3D model.

The exposition had a large success in terms of public and interest.

The plaster model of the wall with Graffiti from the "lupanare" in Pompei. The digital model has been reconstructed by means of the ViHAP3D scanning tools; a restorer has painted the recognized graffiti on site, with different colors to enhance readability and recognition.


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