ShipShape: solid modelling and visualisation of the Newport Medieval Ship from 3D digital record

Project start date: 2008/10 Project end date: 2011/03
The Newport Ship, discovered in 2002, is the most substantial medieval ship found in Britain in modern times. Since its recovery, the thousands of timbers making up the find have been recorded using 3-dimensional recording arms to produce a digital record of the ship's structural elements. The reconstruction will involve using laser sintering to produce an exact 1:10 scale model of the ship. Research outputs will also include enhanced website information, journal articles and conference papers and the creation an exhibition in collaboration with Newport Museum and Heritage Service. This project seeks to use digital three-dimensional modelling to reconstruct the original hull form of the medieval Newport Ship, the most substantial medieval ship find made in Britain in modern times. This is a partnership project between the University of Wales Lampeter and Newport City Council's Museum and Heritage Service and is due for completion in April 2011.
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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
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Digital models of medieval ship timbers (STL format subject to discussion with ADS).
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UK HE institutions involved:
University of Wales Lampeter


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Author(s) of recordValentina Asciutti
TitleShipShape: solid modelling and visualisation of the Newport Medieval Ship from 3D digital record
Record created2011-06-02
Record updated2011-06-02 11:43
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/4322
Citation of recordValentina Asciutti: ShipShape: solid modelling and visualisation of the Newport Medieval Ship from 3D digital record. <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/4322> created: 2011-06-02, last updated 2011-06-02 11:43
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