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Multimodal Scanning of Cultural Heritage Assets for their multilayered digitization and preventive conservation via spatiotemporal 4D Reconstruction and 3D Printing

Objective

Scan4Reco will develop a novel portable, integrated and modular solution for customized and thus cost-effective, automatic digitization and analysis of cultural heritage objects (CHOs), even in situ.
A multi-sensorial 3D scanning - facilitated by a mechanical arm – will collect multi-spectra data and then, a hierarchical approach for 3D reconstruction of CHOs will be applied, enabling multi-layered rendering, advancing both analysis and 3D printing procedures. The goal will be to create highly accurate digital surrogates of CHOs, providing also detailed insight over their surface and also the volumetric structure, material composition and shape/structure of underlying materials, enabling rendering either via visualization techniques or via multi-material 3D printing.
Material analyses will be applied, to understand the heterogeneous nature and complex structures of CHOs, to identify the broad and varied classes of materials and to understand their degradation mechanisms over time, deriving context-dependant ageing models per material. Uni-material models will be spatiotemporally simulated, based on environmental phenomena modeling, so as to collectively render imminent degradation effects on the multi-material CHOs, enabling prediction and recreation of their future appearance, as well as automatic restoration, reaching even back to their original shape. Scan4Reco will further facilitate conservation, by indicating spots/segments of cultural objects that are in eminent conservation need and require special care, while suggestions will be provided by a dedicated Decision Support System (DSS), over conservation methods that should be followed.
All the above will be validated on real case scenarios involving heterogeneous objects of various sizes and materials, in 2 pilot real-world use cases. To enhance the accessibility of the digitized cultural objects to the scientific community, field experts and the general public, a virtual model of a museum will be launched.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-7-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 750 000

Participants (8)

IDRYMA ORMYLIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 589 500
Address
Ormylia
63071 Ormylia
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 378 075
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 386 875
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPIFICIO DELLE PIETRE DURE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 875
Address
Via Degli Alfani 78
-50121 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 535 687
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09010 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
B & W TEK EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 250
Address
Seelandstrasse 14-16
23569 Lubeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVASHA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dorf 97
9428 Walzenhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESEARCH FOR SCIENCE, ART AND TECHNOLOGY (RFSAT) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 322 500
Address
Shoreham Street 311
S2 4FA Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)