VIRTUAL RESTORATION AND RECONSTRUCTION IN A LONDON CHARTER FRAMEWORK
The UK Virtual Heritage School explored the theory and best practice of heritage visualisation. The school was offered by the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London, UK and was led by King's Visualisation Lab (KVL), which specialises in the creation of digital visualisations for historical research, archaeology and cultural heritage. KVL is well known for its leadership in establishing and promoting international standards for such work, most notably through the London Charter for the Computer-based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage. The School syllabus is guided by the principles of this charter.
The Virtual Restoration and Reconstruction in a London Charter Framework School offered two paths: a theoretical strand, which can be taken alone (half-day), and a practical strand, which could be taken alongside the theoretical strand (full-day). The theoretical strand introduced participants to key topics in virtual cultural heritage and virtual museums, while the practical strand taught participants how to use Open-Source digital image editing and 3D modelling software to restore or reconstruct artifacts and monuments according to internationally-accepted principles of best practice.
The School was run in co-operation with cultural institutions in central London and included visits to the British Museum and University College London Museums and Collections.
Location: King's College London and venues in central London, UK
Cost: The fees for the entire school were £150 (theory) or £350 (theory & practice).