Profile and transfer Digital Heritage Technologies

In the field of cultural heritage conservation and museum science, innovative paths to digitisation are being taken today. Sustainable collection and management of data for a better research of cultural heritage are more and more interlinked with an optimal use of digital technologies and new sensors. In the field of optical surveying techniques, the methods applied are based on metrology from the engineering sciences. Automation of recording processes and mass digitisation of a large number of artefacts or buildings are research topics today. The fields of 3D capture, 3D printing, virtual reality and augmented reality open up new dimensions and perspectives for the interactive mediation of museum questions and in art and culture. 

The Chair of Digital Heritage Technologies has been headed by Prof. Dr. Mona Hess since October 2017. The new technical professorship, in the Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Sciences, creates a strategic network and integration into the international networks in Digital Heritage and Digital Humanities for the University of Bamberg and the Competence Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies  (KDWT). 

The interdisciplinary team at the chair (3D imaging methods, art history, digital humanities, surveying engineering) will deal with applied and object-related digitisation of cultural assets at all scales in research and teaching, addressing questions of clients and users in monument conservation and museum science and providing proposals for solutions. 

The newly introduced M.Sc. Digital Heritage Technologies is associated with the task of integrating and adapting digital technologies in the preservation of historical monuments and their further development as well as profiling this research topic.