Friday, May 27, 2016

Indiana University Will Digitize Uffizi Gallery's Ancient Sculptures

By Elisabetta Povoledo
Hannah Rawcliffe, a doctoral student at Indiana University, photographing the Uffizi Gallery’s collection of ancient Greek and Roman statuary, to eventually create high-resolution 3-D models. Credit Politecnico di Milano
ITALY---The Uffizi Gallery has started a project in collaboration with Indiana University to digitize its collection of ancient sculpture, with the goal of making it accessible on the web by 2020. Students in Indiana University’s new Ph.D program in virtual heritage, along with Italian colleagues here in Florence, will photograph the museum’s collection of ancient Greek and Roman statuary, a total of about 1,250 pieces, between the Uffizi itself and the Pitti Palace and Boboli gardens on the other side of the Arno River. [link]