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Niabara - the Western Solomon Islands War Canoe at the British Museum

Hess, M; Robson, S; Millar, FS; Were, G; Hviding, E; Berg, AC; (2009) Niabara - the Western Solomon Islands War Canoe at the British Museum. In: Sablatnig, R and Kampel, M and Lettner, M, (eds.) 2009 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VIRTUAL SYSTEMS AND MULTIMEDIA PROCEEDINGS (VSMM 2009). (pp. 41 - 46). IEEE COMPUTER SOC: Piscataway, US. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper describes the 3D digital documentation of a highly significant cultural heritage object from the Melanesian Southwest Pacific, held in the ethnographic collections of the British Museum. The object, which dates from about 1910, is a large plank-built war canoe from the island of Vella Lavella in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. 3D laser scanning is paired with anthropological research, which aims to deliver a holistic virtual 3D reconstruction and multimedia interactive delivery of the boat for the digital repatriation to the source community.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Niabara - the Western Solomon Islands War Canoe at the British Museum
Event:15th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia
Location:Vienna Univ Technol, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Dates:2009-09-09 - 2009-09-12
ISBN-13:9780769537900
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI:10.1109/VSMM.2009.12
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2009.12
Language:English
Additional information:©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords:3D laser scanning, museum documentation, virtual reconstruction, digital heritage, digital repatriation
UCL classification:UCL > Professional Services > UCL Public and Cultural Engagement
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Arts Faculty Office
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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