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Authentication and Restoration: 3D Imaging of Cultural Heritage

Ruven Pillay, C2RMF

C2RMF is the French national restoration and research centre for art within the Louvre. It has long used 3D imaging techniques in order to analyse and document works of art. A number of techniques have been used such as photogrammetry, laser and structured light scanning.

The results have proved useful in providing information for authentication, as an aide for restoration and for documentation purposes. In this talk, an overview of how 3D is used at the C2RMF will be given, including examples showing how accurate 3D reconstruction can help authenticate works of art and how virtual reconstruction of objects in 3D can be a valuable tool for restorers.

Ruven Pillay is a research scientist at the C2RMF, the French national research and restoration centre housed within the Louvre Museum.


Seminar information

Events scheduled for 17.30 will start at 16:00 with a tour of the exhibition where the speaker and other 3DC representatives will be on hand to give a tour and talk to the visitors. The seminar itself will start at 17.30 after the exhibition has closed at 17.00. After the seminar, visitors will be invited to join a discussion over a glass of wine with the speaker(s) and other 3DC representatives and visitors.

Recorded Seminar

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00