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Rome reborn - some informations



Vendredi 3 novembre

12h30 – «The Rome Reborn Project. Mission, History, and Future Plans»
Conférence du professeur Bernie Frischer, Indiana University, Bloomington
Uni Bastions, salle B111

Rome Reborn is an international initiative started in 1996. The goal is to create 3D computer models illustrating the state of the city in the year AD 320. This lecture will discuss the methodology developed for reconstructing the city with as much accuracy as possible; the technologies deployed to create the 3D model; the major stages of the model (versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0); the current state of the work; and future plans.

Download here the flyer of the conference



The Rome reborn project (www.romereborn.org) is only one of several projets of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory, directed by prof. Bernie Frischer.


The Digital Hadrian's Villa Project
(parts of this project can be seen in the actual exhibition: www.unige.ch/-/hadrien

From 2002 to 2012 the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory created a 3D model of Hadrian's Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Tivoli (Italy), as it appeared toward the end of the lifetime of the Emperor Hadrian (AD 76-138).


Visit here the interactive website, offering plans, 3D-models, databases and documents about Hadrian's Villa.


The Uffizi Digital Modeling Project

 The Virtual World Heritage Laboratory (VWHL), in collaboration with partners at the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Florence is undertaking actually the 3D digitization of the complete collection of Greek and Roman sculpture in the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, and Boboli Gardens on behalf of the Gallerie degli Uffizi. Totaling some 1,250 works of art, it is the third largest collection of its kind in an Italian state.


Visit here the website of the project with some 3D-models of sculptures.

To learn more about the projects of the VWHL, click here.