THE 2D/3D DOCUMENTATION AND MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING LAB TEXT

THE 2D/3D DOCUMENTATION AND MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING LAB


The 2D/3D Documentation and Multispectral Imaging Lab was established in 2017 as a part of the Andreas Pittas Art Characterization Labs (APAC) of the Cyprus Institute. It is mainly devoted to the application of digital methods for the study and analysis of heritage assets at different scale and resolution. The Lab is equipped with a wide array of state‐of‐the‐art portable devices for advanced diagnostics, study and analysis of artefacts in the visible and non-visible spectra.The established multidisciplinary approach, which features expertise from different background, help to address the major questions raised by the materiality of Cultural Heritage artefacts in terms of their genesis, manufacturing processes, alterations, conservation and preservation.

The research focuses on four thematic areas: digitization, visualization, analysis, and safeguard.

Digitization: state of the art image- and range-based equipment, coupled with topographic and geodetic devices, is used for the digitization of heritage and archaeological sites, both for documentation and preservation purposes.

Visualization: the digitized heritage assets, enriched by semantic, metadata, are structured and organized in a rich interactive database which can be exploited by professionals, local authorities, researchers and academia.

Analysis: historical buildings, archaeological sites and artefacts are analyzed using sophisticated devices which can highlight features not visible to the naked eye.

Safeguard: fast deployment on the field, in connection with local authorities, of high skilled personnel and instrumentations for the documentation of sites threatened by natural disasters and human-made actions.