Workshop "Advanced Technologies and Tools for Monitoring"
On 7 and 8 October 2015 the Expert Group of the European Urban Institute discussed the possibilities of 3D laser scanning and other advanced technologies available today, to study and preserve the sites of historical and cultural heritage in a way previously impossible and to monitor today’s state of the sites.
The participants of the 2-day workshop in the village of Mlyavaye in Volozhin district, Minsk region, Belarus, discussed strategies of the monitoring of sites of cultural and historical heritage in 2016-2017. In the field study an old building of the photo lab in the former estate of Tyszkiewicz was the object of 3D control scanning. Experts discussed the possibilities for the use of 3D laser scanning and other advanced technologies available today to implement the "digital preservation" of the sites of historical heritage of Belarus.
The seminar was attended by representatives of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), of GEMAX, a part of Hexagon Group, as well as experts in the field of restoration and regeneration of historical landscapes. The participants discussed with enthusiasm, how to create a public data bank of cultural and historical heritage titled e-treasures.
Fig. 1. 3D laser scanning of the old building of the photo lab in the former estate of Tyszkiewicz.
Fig.2. Ihar Rahansky, a representative of the designing bureau "Nava" and ICOMOS designing group, bureau "Nef".
Fig.3. The beginning of the workshop. Debates.
During the debate, participants expressed their concern about the pace of the destruction of the historical urban build-up, disappearance of the historical landscape of the country, caused by the swift urbanization.
Fig.4. Expert in the field of protection of monuments Yuri Barysiuk speaks about the algorithm of the National Data Bank of sites of cultural and historical heritage, developed in the years 1991-1993.
Fig.5. Field research. The operator explains to the experts and workshop participants the choice of the mode of 3D scanning at ZOOM 300 equipment.
Fig. 6. The engineers are discussing the quality and capabilities of 3D scanning, using scanners FARO 500 and ZOOM 300.
Fig. 7. During 3D scanning. Architect Tatsiana Kostrych, engineer P.Lyachnovich, Ihar Rachansky, a representative of the designing bureau "Nava" and ICOMOS designing group, bureau "Nef"."
Fig.8. Representatives of GEMAX, part of Hexagon Group, are presenting results of 3D scanning.
Fig.9. The second day of the workshop. Representatives of GEMAX, part of Hexagon Group, are presenting results of 3D scanning.
Fig.10. The discussion of the the algorithm proposed by the National Data Bank of sites of cultural and historical heritage.
New tools and digital technologies like 3D scanning were highly appraised by participants of the workshop, recognized as extremely valuable and meeting the challenge of the time. The potential of such tools to the Belarusian cultural space is very high.
The workshop participants displayed genuine interest in application of 3D data sets in designing and restoration works as well in the enhancement of the efficiency of permanent monitoring of the state of historical sites. The Foundation "European Urban Institute" will continue the traing of experts to boost so called "digital conservation" of extinguishing sites of cultural landscape of Belarus.