Author Archives: Douglas Cawthorne

About Douglas Cawthorne

Reader in Digital Heritage at De Montfort University.

Eilean Donan Castle – Models and Projection Mapping

Visiting historic buildings rarely comes more spectacular (in a rugged grandeur kind of way) than a visit to Eilean Donan Castle This 13th century icon of Scottish medieval architecture sits on a tidal island in Loch Duich near the Isle … Continue reading

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All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire

All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire was a small family church in the grounds of Harewood House in West Yorkshire and is now only occasionally used and is looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust. In many ways it … Continue reading

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New Offices for the Digital Building Heritage Group

Happy to say we’ve finally moved into our brand new offices at De Montfort University’s new VJ Patel Building. We’ve even got a great shared kitchen, storage, ceiling projection and truly outstanding views from our 180 degree wrap around glazed … Continue reading

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Touch Screens, Bling and the Word at Lichfield Cathedral

It was a delight to return to Lichfield Cathedral recently as a visitor to re-appreciate the wonderful architecture, sculpture and atmosphere of this ancient English cathedral. Helpfully the Dean and Chapter have provided touch screens in the building to assist … Continue reading

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3D Printed Model of 16th Century Bradgate House

We were recently pleased to deliver a large (1.25m 0.75m) 3D printed model of the late 17th century Bradgate House to the new Bradgate Park Visitor’s Centre, just outside Leicester, UK. This new exhibition which was designed by Creative Good … Continue reading

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Dynastic Rivalry and Digital Reconstruction at Bradgate House

For the past few weeks, members of the Digital Building Heritage Group have been working on content for a new Visitor’s Centre at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire which is being opened by the Bradgate Park Trust on the 1st July 2016. … Continue reading

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De Montfort University Architecture Students Design for Historic Malta

It’s that time of year again and our group of MArch Architecture students working with the Digital Building Heritage Group have completed their designs for their adaptive re-use projects in Malta which they visited for a week in January 2016. … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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3D Printing the Star Carr Pendant

In 2015 an engraved shale pendant which is roughly triangular and measures approximately 31mm by 35mm by 3mm thick was found during archaeological excavations at the Early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, in North Yorkshire UK. On one of its … Continue reading

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The Bosworth Experience – More Than Just a Battle

It’s refreshing after having been to two excellent battlefield centres in Scotland to visit another in Leicestershire which offers medieval architecture as well as armour. The Battle of Bosworth (22nd August 1485) was the last significant battle of the Wars … Continue reading

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