Using 3D/VR for research and cultural heritage preservation: Project update on the virtual Ganjali Khan project

Khosrow Bozorgi, Zack Lischer-Katz

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Abstract

This paper describes the Virtual Ganjali Khan Project, an ongoing research initiative that is using 3D scanning and immersive virtual reality (VR) technologies to document a large historical landmark in the desert city of Kerman, Iran, the Ganjali Khan Complex. It describes the intellectual merits of these emerging technologies for preserving and providing new forms of access to cultural heritage sites, outlines the procedures of data collection and 3D processing, and describes the current work and next steps of the project. This paper will be of interest to scholars and institutions considering using 3D and VR technologies for supporting cultural heritage preservation, digital humanities projects, or other types of interdisciplinary research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalPreservation, Digital Technology and Culture
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3D scanning
  • Architecture
  • Ganjali Khan complex
  • Iran
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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