Applications of Computer Graphics in Cultural Heritage

Over the past decade information technology has been applied increasingly in both studying and communicating cultural heritage. In past projects we have used a combination of shape capture from computer vision and image synthesis computer graphics to study the structure and history of a particular sculpture, and to prepare materials for presenting museum artifacts over the Internet.  We are continuing to develop methods for measuring and analyzing artifacts for expert use, as well more effective methods for the visual communication of heritage for the general public.