3DScEc is student project as part of the module ‘Digital Heritage: Theories, Methods, and Challenges’, offered as part of the MA in Digital Humanities & MSc in Spatial eHumanities. Under the supervision of the module leader, Dr Costas Papadopoulos, students collaborate in teams to digitise in 3D the artefacts from the National Science and Ecclesiology Museum at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth (http://maynoothcollege.ie/national-museum-maynooth/), and create an online, interactive, and fully annotated repository that will make the collection accessible to researchers and the public. The methods used for the digitisation of the artefacts are Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning, and Reflectance Transformation Imaging. Currently, the digitized objects are accessible on Sketchfab, while in the coming years a website that will host the whole 3D collection will also be designed.
The project started in October 2017 and is generously supported by the curator of the museum, Dr. Niall McKeith.