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Advanced Digital Tools for Heritage Conservation

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: KUD101 | Sustainability related

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

The course objective is to develop hands-on skills and in-depth understanding of scientific authentication of computer-based documentation and visualisation in the field of heritage conservation. Students are trained to carry out photogrammetric documentation of heritage objects, buildings and environments, and to model, simulate and visualise 3D interpretations and associated research data.

Taking of from fieldwork in a complex heritage site, the students will gather data for an individual project. The students are introduced to and tutored in using applications and technologies for documentation, simulation, and visualization of historical layers and appearances of a delimited heritage site or object. These tools include Structure-from-Motion using Agisoft PhotoScan, laser scanning, modelling in Sketchup, mesh-processing in Meshlab, visualisation in Unity 3d, Augmented Reality presentation using Vuforia, Virtual Reality using Oculus Rift and Google Daydream, and both texture and photo manipulation in Photoshop.

Trough lectures and literature seminars the students are supported to develop a reflective and critical approach to both documentation and visualisation practices, as well as an ability to communicate research data, historical sources, and ethical problems and ambiguities in the presentation of cultural heritage sites and objects.

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Course Syllabus


Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Tel. +46 31-786 4701,


Department of Conservation
Box 130
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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