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Hembo Pagi

Lübeck 1500th Anniversary

For the last couple of year we have been working in Tallinn, Estonia at St Nicholas church. The work consisted of taking photos and documenting the altarpiece by the German painter Hermen Rode. As well as working in Tallinn, we visited Rode’s home town of Lubeck where we recorded the altarpiece there. In few days there will be exhibition opening in Lubeck’s St Anne museum to celebrate the city’s 1500th anniversary.

Lubeck 1500th Anniversary

For the last couple of year we have been working in Tallinn, Estonia at St Nicholas church. The work consisted of taking photos and documenting the altarpiece by the German painter Hermen Rode. As well as working in Tallinn, we visited Rode’s home town of Lubeck where we recorded the altarpiece there. In few days there will be exhibition opening in Lubeck’s St Anne museum to celebrate the city’s 1500th anniversary.

Presentation of Lady of Kazan documentation project

Last month we gave a talk about possible cultural heritage documentation solutions, based on the Lady of Kazan church documentation project that we have recently completed. We have been working on the documentation project of Kazan church since the beginning of this year, and we have used a number of different recording methods such as photogrammetry, laser scanning and panoramic photography.

Recent publications

Some time ago we announced that we received a grant to record all of the Estonian daguerrotypes using the RTI technique. We are now happy to announce that an article related to this topic was published in the Daguerreotype Journal. Check it out! At the same time we have also featured in another article about the documentation work that we completed at the St. Nicholas Church in Tallinn, Estonia. Full references of the publications and download links: Pagi, H., Miles, J., and Uuesni, A.

Daguerrotypes documentation project

Recently we received funding to start RTI documentation project of Estonian daguerrotypes with Estonian Photographic Heritage Society. During the project we help to document 23 known daguerrotypes which will be then available via Daguerrobase.

Sky-Watcher at Kaasan church

Yesterday we went back to the Kaasan Church to complete a photogrammetric survey that will be used alongside the laser scan model already captured on site. Recently we bought a Sky-Watcher All View multi-purpose computerised mount and this was used on site as a test. In comparison to the Gigapan setup that we have used previously, it has several advantages, but also some functional and hardware differences what makes it trickier to use.

Kaasan Church documentation project

This week we spent two days surveying the Kaasan Church, in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the first stage of a larger documentation project where laser scanning and photogrammetric surveying will be completed, with the laser scanning being a collaborative project with one of our partner companies, Reaalproject LLC. The end product of the work will be a spatially georeferenced point cloud which will be used for plans and drawings as well 3D modelling and other interactive outputs.

RTI training at DH seminar in Tartu

I have been working with RTI since 2008 and I have been very lucky to be part of several RTI research projects at the ACRG, Univeristy of  Southampton. During one of those projects I presented our work at University of Tartu and have since given many talks about the technique in various places to various skill levels. The upcoming Digital Humanities Seminar which will be in Tartu at the end of this month, will be the first time where I teach RTI to the general public in Estonia.

Photogrammetry for museum display

Estonian National Museum is working hard on developing new display units and setups for their new new museum which opens in 2016. Archaeovision has been part of this recent development through the capture and processing of a number of photogrammetric models of reconstructed clothes, found some years ago while excavating a burial. We spent a day in the MXM Photo studio photographing the reconstructed dress and other accessories found during the excavation.

Teadlaste öö Niguliste kirikus

Eilse õhtu veetsime Teadlaste öö raames Niguliste kirikus. Ürituse raames Hilkka Hiiop ja Tarmo Saaret tutvusasid Rode altarit ja selle restaureerimise projekti. Mina ja Andres Uueni rääkisime digitaalsetest dokumenteerimis-meetoditest. Välja oli pandud ka mikroskoobid, kus huvilised said tutvuda kuidas 1x1mm suurune killuke maalikihti paistab tuhat korda suuremalt.

Archaeovision Estonia

Over two weeks ago we registered Archaeovision Ltd in Estonia. This Estonian company brings together new people who will help us to provide even better services and it increases our overall experience in the Archaeovison team. Currently the Estonian team are moving into an office in Tallinn where they can work together to bring in new business and develop our client base.

CAA 2015 website live

The CAA International conference is my favourite conference that I attend. My first CAA was in Berlin in 2006 and since then I have only missed one event. In 2012 James and I were lucky enough to part of the organising committee for the CAA Southampton event, where I also helped set up the CAA Local Chapter for Estonia. For the last few years I have been helping CAA with their website via Archaeovision.

Kukruse naise rõivakomplekti ülesvõtmine

Aastaid tagasi sai üles pildistatud Kukuruse naise matus millest sai loodud nii fotogrammeetriline mudel kui ka kõrgeresolutsiooniline foto. Selle aasta juuni kuus veetsime päeva MXM stuudios Tallinnas, et üles võtta Kukruse naise riietest tehtud rekonstruksioonid, eesmärgiga luua fotogrammeetrial põhinev 3D mudel. Päevast sai kokku kirjutatud tore lugu, mis loetav ERMi blogis.

Ajarännak Portuses

Taas on see aeg aastast, mil umbes 50 arheoloogi ning arheoloogia huvilist kogunevad Rooma külje all olevasse Fiumicinosse, et osaleda Antiik-Rooma sadama, Portuse, arheoloogilistel väljakaevamistel. Eriliseks muudab hooaja see, et paraleelselt väljakaevamistega toimub MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) – tasuta internetipõhine kursus Portuse arheoloogiast. Sul on aega pühapäevani (29.06) registreeruda kursusele, materjalid jäävad aga avatuks ka pärast seda.