Computer Vision for Cultural Heritage Preservation (VO)

Course Details


Robert Sablatnig




Vorlesung (VO)



Lecture: Computer Vision for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Aim of course

The lecture is designed for computer science students to provide an in-depth understanding of Cultural Heritage (CH) preservation and management techniques. Students learn about the significance of employing state-of-the-art technologies in CH preservation through real-world examples from excavations, museums, and CH sites such as churches, castles, and artifacts discovered at these locations. This lecture illustrates how Computer Vision (CV) methodologies enhance the preservation and management of cultural heritage, emphasizing the vital role that modern technology plays in safeguarding our historical and cultural treasures.

Subject of course

The lecture will explore cutting-edge sensor technologies and advanced methods for field recording and data capture, covering the following topics:

  • 3D scanning and plotting for Cultural Heritage (CH)
  • 3D reconstruction and surface modeling techniques
  • Virtual Reality (VR) applications in CH museums
  • Project studies and experiences
  • Data organization and exchange
  • CH project planning
  • High-resolution multispectral imaging

Attendees will gain insights into various fields of CH preservation, including historic preservation, documents and archives, sites and monuments, living cultural heritage, and cultural property. Examples of relevant systems include:

  • On-Site Reconstruction Experience
  • Multimodal Interface for Safe Presentation of Valuable Objects
  • Tools for Stratigraphic Data Recording
  •  e-Tourism through Cultural Routes
  • Archaeological Documentation for the Semantic Web
  • Image-based Modeling

These topics and examples will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements and practical applications in preserving and presenting cultural heritage.



  • Registration: Please register at TISS online for this course.
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