Hess, M and Robson, S and Millar, FS and Were, G and Hviding, E and 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.
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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.
|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|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|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 > 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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