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Orly Lewis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Tosca Lynch (Oxford), Alicia Walsh (Recollection Heritage) 

This session introduces the concept of 3D modelling or visualisation, the production of 3D models of objects that cannot simply be imaged or scanned—either because they no longer exist (e.g. archaeological fragments), or not yet (e.g. digital design), or never will (conceptual or artistic models), or extant finds where experimental or working models are needed. We discuss important issues around the use of 3D modelling in scholarly research, including metadata, documentation and academic value, and hear about two case studies, involving ancient musical instruments and anatomical ideas. We suggest an exercise for students to try out at home, and present a short tutorial on building an architectural reconstruction of a building from Pompeii using the free software Blender. 

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