Poster section of the conference "The Fragment in the Digital Age

Online presentation of the posters from October 2020

International Conference by the HAWK in Hildesheim
6-8 May 2021



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Theoretical principles for the use of digital techniques in conservation

Sokol Muca, Giovanna De Palma
(Istituto Centrale per il Restauro)
Moving form a culture of fragments towards a full digital image: a critical analysis of virtual reality in the practice of conservation-restoration
This poster is aimed at understanding the role that virtual reconstruction plays in the study and conserva­tion of artifacts which are presented in a fragmentary state, based on a critical analysis of the contents. The primary objective was to create a debate amongst those working in the field of cultural heritage regarding the need to apply digital technologies and visualization methods with scientific rigor.
Bogna Skwara
(Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie)
Virtual reconstruction; a new way of understanding?
The 21st Century has lasted already for two decades. During that time world has experienced a rapid increase in development of digital technologies which brought significant changes in all fields of our lives inevitably affecting the ways we experience our environment. The great proliferation of information and communications technology is an unstoppable force, touching virtually every sphere of modern life. The way we treat our cultural heritage is not an exception.

 

How valuable are digital techniques in the practice of restoration?

Examples from museums and collections

 

Antonella Malintoppi, Flavia Madeddu, Livia Marinelli, Isabel Tornaquindici​
(Istituto Centrale per il Restauro)
Changing to preserve. The replacement of fragments in contemporary art.
Recomposing the continuity of light. A case study about the conservation of a contemporary sculpture in PMMA: replacement of damaged elements an material fragments for conservation of the original project.

Alessia Strozzi (Conservator officer Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio delle Marche, Laboratorio di Restauro),
Pierluigi Mulas (Photographer)
Restauro 2D: Digital Retouching & Infilling
Using a image editing program, it was possible to reconstruct the missing fabric and color in den gaps of a Indian miniature, using the procimitiy smapling algorithms that the program makes available and perfectly blending the repairde pixels with the rest of the image. The virtual retouching an infilling allows for a correct reading of the original artistic expressive values while the original is safely stored
Liselore Tissen
(Leiden University & Delft University of Technology)
3D printing - The merits for research, conservation and presentation
The development of technology and the augmenting digitization of global culture have resulted in a changing society: we deal with lots of fragmented and incoherent information, with various cultures, different social perceptions and with more replicas, reproductions and converted representations of original artworks than ever. Moreover, more reproduction techniques have entered contemporary culture, cultural institutions and the art world: we have the possibility to three-dimensionally (3D} print objects, preserving their visual and material qualities.    

 

 

How valuable are digital techniques in the practice of restoration?

Examples from archaeology and architectural conservation

Karsten Böhm, Jeannine Meinhardt, Maria Pfaffinger
(Fachhochschule Potsdam)
Fragmente des Renaissanceportals Pretzsch und der Versuch ihrer Rekonstruktion
Im vorgestellten Fall wird auf der Grundlage einer Wertediskussion sowie unter Beachtung der erforderlichen Datengrundlage und des späteren Betrachtungsabstandes die Erprobung verschiedener Rekonstruktionsgrade eines Fabelwesens vom Renaissanceportal des Schlosses in Pretzsch präsentiert.
Arianne Palla, Anna Patera, Francesca Toso, Donatella Alessi, Mattia Mercante, Lapo Somigli 
(Opificio delle Pietre Dure School of Higher Education)
Virtual and material.  An integrated approach. The reconstruction of a mosaic damaged by bombing during World War II
The development of technology and the augmenting digitization of global culture have resulted in a changing society: we deal with lots of fragmented and incoherent information, with various cultures, different social perceptions and with more replicas, reproductions and converted representations of original artworks than ever. Moreover, more reproduction techniques have entered contemporary culture, cultural institutions and the art world: we have the possibility to three-dimensionally (3D} print objects, preserving their visual and material qualities.
 
José Luis Regidor, Clara Portilla, Juan Valcárcel, Pilar Roig
(Universitat Politècnica de València)
Pictorial reconstruction of Palomino’s frescos in the church of the Santos Juanes in Valencia
This project is an important attempt in the search for perfect harmony between the different computing elements. Information technologies offer a new and wide range of possibilities to preserve cultural heritage and participate directly in the intervention processes required for their conservation and restoration.