photogrammetry team member at work

Museums of the North West Photogrammetry Hub

Museums of the North West Photogrammetry Hub: building virtual 3D futures was an Art Fund supported project to train and facilitate staff across NW museums in digital 3D recording, preservation and presentation, with the eventual goal of constructing virtual and accessible exhibitions.

Digital archiving, particularly with 3D models, is an increasingly important approach in museum professional services, but is costly in expertise and equipment. As a result, its application is often limited to larger museums. This project was aimed at opening access to such approaches for small regional museums, increasing resilience and helping future-proof the conservation of the collections.

In 2021, a Garstang Museum based team provided training and direct working support in photogrammety practices to North West museum staff. You can see the 3D models created during this project here.

You can find a virtual exhibition of some of the objects that featured in this training here.