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November 22, 2011

Workshop: "Digitalizing and Digitally Displaying 3D Cultural Assets"

The Digital Museum Project (Ritsumeikan University) will be holding its second human resources development workshop as listed below.

Theme: Digitalizing and Digitally Displaying 3D Cultural Assets

Date: December 5~7 (Monday to Wednesday)

Location: Ritsumeikan Art Research Center, Multipurpose Room / Reading & Exhibition Room (Tamokuteki-shitsu / Etsurantenji-shitsu)

Fee: Free

In this second workshop, you will learn about how materials such as sculptures, ceramics, lacquerware, and other three-dimensional cultural assets are digitally archived, measured, and displayed through lectures by leading experts of the field. On the third day, participants will have an opportunity to present on their respective institutions’ three-dimensional exhibitions. Through lively discussion, we hope to encourage mutual exchange of information on an international level.

Please note that because this is a workshop intended for practical training, it is not open to the general public.


・Day 1 (12/5) Digital Camera Photography 1

   Objects:  Buddhist statues, ceramics, lacquerware

   Lecturer: Morio Kanai (formerly of Kyoto National Museum)

               Shin’ya Maezaki (researcher at Ritsumeikan University)

               Monika Bincsik (researcher at Ritsumeikan University)


・Day 2 (12/6) 3D Measuring and Modeling

   Objects:  Archeological materials

   Lecturer:  Toshio Tsukamoto (Gangōji Institute for Research of Cultural Properties) 


・Day 3 (12/7)

Morning – Digital Camera Photography 2

   Objects:  Noh masks

   Lecturer: Yasuo Miichi (master noh mask maker & noh mask researcher)


Afternoon – Participants’ presentations on 3D displays



Inquiries: Ritsumeikan University, Science & Engineering Research Office (Hirose)

E-mail: mhirose◇st.ritsumei.ac.jp

Address: 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga-ken 525-8577


TEL: 077-561-2815 (Ex.515-6547)

FAX: 077-561-2811(Ex.515-7509)


Sponsor: MEXT “Feasibility Study for Research and Development in Experimental Systems for

Digital Museums” (Digital Museum Project)


Co-Sponsors: MEXT Global COE (Center of Excellence), Digital Humanities Center for

Japanese Arts and Cultures; Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University


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