ART history DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS
3D Warehouse contains millions of models created in SketchUP—the 3D modeling and design application.
3D Google Cultural Heritage Institute
A collection of 3D objects form the Google Cultural Heritage contributors. Contributors include the Dallas Museum of Art, LACMA, and the California Academy of Sciences, among others.
3D reconstruction of the ancient city of Babylon created in 2013 for the Mesopotamia exhibition of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece
Closer to Van Eyck was an interdisciplinary research project to assess the structural condition of the Ghent Altarpiece. The site contains high-resolution images and digital macrophotography of the piece. You may view the whole altarpiece in four different modes: digital macrophotography, digital macro infrared (IR) photography, infrared reflectography (IRR), or X-radiography.
Interact with 3D models and geo-located media for over 100 cultural heritage sites worldwide.
Hadrian's Villa Project
360-degree views, photographs, and 3D-model restorations of Hadrian's Villa. You can also view many videos of their 3D reconstructions on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfu7gl3xMWoZoqvGTLDoEG_woLwif8Z5
Data visualization mapping the relationships among artists represented in the MoMA exhibition Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925. Vectors connect individuals whose acquaintance with one another during these years could be documented.
Mapping Gothic France
The Mapping Gothic France project was initiated by Stephen Murray, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and Andrew Tallon, Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College and funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The site contains floor plans, images, 360-degree panoramas, stereoscopic images, laserscan images, and gigapixel images of Gothic architecture in France.
Mapping Video Art
'Mapping Video Art' is an experiment in data visualization created at the Institute of Fine Arts. The project allows the user to see the movement of video art as it crossed continents and decades. Information about specific exhibitions is visible in mouse-over of each circle. The chronology slider at the bottom ties this movement into a specific time-frame.
Smithsonian 3D Buddha
Smithsonian 3D model of the statue of Vairochana, the Cosmic Buddha.
The Warhol Timeweb was developed by the Andy Warhol Museum. A total of fifty Warhol artworks serve as departure points to map connections within socio-cultural history.
Whistler's Peacock Room
The site functions both as a digital archive and as an immersive virtual environment in which users can explore the Peacock Room, learn about the objects it has contained, and see how the places and faces associated with the room contributed to its history. Anchored by the two virtual tours, the site offers users a deeply contextualized way to navigate the collections: some 400 digital objects, among them the room itself, the objects it has contained, as well as archival materials such as photographs, bills of sale, and correspondence.
World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, 3D digital reconstruction
The site contains still images and video of digital reconstructions of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 by the Urban Simulation Team at UCLA.