Arius Technology donates 3D Scanner to SEAHA

Russel painting in Arius 3D scannerUCL’s successful EPSRC bid for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) has attracted keen industry and heritage support, especially among museums.

Arius Technology, the high-resolution scanner manufacturer, is donating a start-of-the-art 3D colour scanner to the new Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology, hosted at UCL.

This next generation technology – with improved resolution and colour depth compared to previous scanners – will allow the Centre to build on UCL’s world-leading research in 3D scanning, led by Professor Stuart Robson, Head of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) and on the university’s outstanding capabilities in heritage museum technologies, developed by the  UCL Petrie Museum.

Speaking about the donation, Director of SEAHA, Professor May Cassar said:

“The generosity of Arius Technology demonstrates great confidence in our ground-breaking endeavour to train the next generation of heritage scientists.”

“This state of the art 3D colour scanner will make a major contribution to the development of the skills base of our students by marrying cultural heritage research with cutting edge technology.”

The full article is available from UCL News.

Image:The painting ‘beach scene’ by Walter Westley Russell, UCL Art Collection (Acc. No.5535) under the Arius3D colour laser scanner.