Change Over Time

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011

Advanced 3d Recording Techniques for the Digital Documentation and Conservation of Heritage Sites and Objects
According to UNESCO, heritage can be seen as a bridge between what we inherit and what we leave behind.1 But world heritage sites (natural, cultural, or mixed) suffer from the effects of wars, natural disasters, weather changes, and human negligence,...
DEDICATION: Robin Letellier (1944-2007)
Robin Letellier passed away i? Philadelphia on April 20, 2007. He graduated in architecture in 1969 from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. One of his first jobs was to prepare the as-found drawings of the Dauphine Redoubt, an early-eighteenth-century...
Editorial
What is past is prologue.William Shakespeare, The TempestMany built WOrkS pass down through time. How they are received by each generation is ultimately a function of what we know and feel about them and what ultimately becomes heritage. Conservation/preservation...
HABS DOCUMENTATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Combining Traditional and New 3D Methods of Recording
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service (NFS) was established in 1933 with a mandate to document for posterity America's architectural heritage through the production of measured drawings, historical reports, and largeformat,...
Heritage Recording and Information Management in the Digital Age (Smartdoc-Heritage)
Executive SummaryThe international symposium SMARTdoc-heritage, which was held on November 19-20, 2010 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (USA), provided a wide crossdisciplinary platform for educators, professionals, heritage institutions,...
LASER SCANNING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: Baalbek Temple
This paper describes activities carried out by consultants from the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the University of Leuven, University College St. Lieven, and Lebanon's Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) for a...
METRIC CONDITION RECORDS: Does the Capture Method or the Information Need Determine the Performance of 3D Heritage Records?
What Is Heritage Documentation?Documentation iS both a process and a product Heritage documentation is most effective when it is a continuous process. In this way it best serves conservation by supplying the data necessary for understanding the condition...
Multispectral Sensors in Combination with Recording Tools for Cultural Heritage Documentation
Natural weathering continuously affects the integrity of cultural sites and monuments over time. Together with natural and man-made disasters, pollution, and tourist activities, these combined assaults are steadily altering the condition of the main...
PHOTOGRAPHY IN HERITAGE RESEARCH: In Search of Digital Standards for Image Capture, Image Processing, and Image Delivery
IntroductionTrained as an artist/ photographer, I have worked for over twenty years with the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and its related groups, the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Historic American Landscapes Survey...
TERRESTRIAL LASER SCANNING: Imaging, Quantifying, and Monitoring Microscale Surface Deterioration of Stone at Heritage Sites
Preserving the built environment functions to define regional, national, and cultural identities while also stimulating local economic activity.1 As a result, governmental agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and advocacy groups promote the preservation...
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