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Rode Altarpiece Research and Conservation Project wins an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2017

The European Commission and Europa Nostra revealed today the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. The 29 laureates from 18 countries are being recognised for their notable achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. The Rode…

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The documentation of wooden figures at St Mary’s Cathedral, Tallinn

Since mid-November Andres Uueni has been involved in a project called Christian Ackermann – Tallinn’s Pheidias, Arrogant and Talented at St Mary’s Cathedral, Tallinn. The Project leaders for this project are the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Estonian Art Museum The objective of the project was to rescue Christian Ackermann, the most scandalous and talented carver of Estonia’s Baroque…

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Maarjamäe pannoo, E. Okas

Multispectral imaging at the Estonian History Museum

Today I visited the Estonian History Museum with Dr. H. Hiiop to examine a wall painting (painter: E. Okas, 1987) to discover if any additional information could be extracted. To research any compositional changes (pentimenti’s), I used a multispectral camera (infrared wavelengths). Although we discovered some under drawings, we were unable to identify any important changes. Our visit…

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Presentation in seminar

20th November 2015. the Society of Estonian Conservators organised seminar about the preservation and conservation issues of the different materials and about documentation (“Esemete erinevate materjalide vastastikune kahjustav mõju – säilitamise ja konserveerimise problemaatika.”) in Olustvere. Andres spoke about accuracy, quality, uncertainty and error during the artefact/monument/building documentation (“Täpsus, kvaliteet ja viga. Küsimused dokumenteerimisel”).

Digital strategy workshop in Riga

On the 26th November 2015 Andres participated in a digital strategy workshop in Riga organised by WAM. The lecturer was T. Tasich, who is digital consultant and producer (Digitelling Agency, London, UK). During this event, it was possible to gain a better understanding of how museums are creating a digital strategy that integrates with wider strategic…

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Pointcloud of Haapsalu Episcopal Castle

First phase of the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle documentation project

During June of this year, Archaeovision led a project in the recording of the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle in Estonia. Haapsalu Castle is a castle with a cathedral attached and was founded in the thirteenth century as the seat of the Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek. The castle has undergone many phases of development with it being widened and reconstructed according to…

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Loengut peab Andres Uueni. Foto Th. Kormpaki

Lecture about imaging technologies

On Thursday the 19th March myself and Hembo gave a presentation in St. Nicholas’ Church, Tallinn about imaging technologies and heritage documentation solutions. The lecture was organised by the St. Nicholas’ Church museum together with the Rode Altarpiece in Close-up project. We were presenting the different non-destructive imaging technologies (IRR, NIR, UV, Photogrammetry, RTI and High-resolution imaging) that we…

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E-Space

Re-use of digital cultural content

Archaeovision R&D is cooperating with Estonian Ministry of Culture in Pan-European project Europeana Space. We visited two-day conference “Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society” in Venice, 16-17 October 2014. The key topics related to re-use of cultural contents in creative industries, presenting the 6 thematic pilots (interactive TV, photography, dance, games, publishing and cultural…

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