Author Archives: Douglas Cawthorne

About Douglas Cawthorne

Reader in Digital Heritage at De Montfort University.

VR Immersion in the Battle of Bannockburn

This is the second of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. The Battle of Bannockburn (23-24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory by Robert the Bruce and his army against a much larger English force led by King Edward … Continue reading

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Culloden Visitor Centre – Modern architecture meets contested heritage

This is the first of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. Opened during Scotland’s Year of Highland Culture in 2007 and designed by Hoskins Architects, the Culloden Visitor Centre in Scotland is a large and recent, bespoke heritage destination in … Continue reading

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Groam House Museum – Pictish Art in the Black Isle

A visit to Groam House museum (http://www.groamhouse.org.uk/ ) is a rewarding experience if you have an interest in insular art or just a curiosity about local pre-history in the north of Scotland. Groam House Museum Ltd is a small independent, … Continue reading

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Medieval “Lantern of the North” gets LED Projection Mapping

The opening of a new exhibition by Historic Scotland on Good Friday 2016 at Elgin cathedral was an opportunity to see arguably the best collection of medieval architectural sculpture in Scotland and one which has been inaccessible to the public … Continue reading

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Guerilla Photogrammetry

   Photogrammetry has garnered much publicity recently as a means of capturing 3D data about heritage assets and here at the Digital Building Heritage Group we’ve been using it professionally for a number of years to do this. For much … Continue reading

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Projection Mapping and Medieval Virtual Reality

Over the past couple of months we’ve been examining a range of delivery methods for historic building reconstruction visualisations beyond apps and on-screen video fly-throughs, in particular for museum and exhibition settings. A couple of techniques have been of particular … Continue reading

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Architecture Students Study Heritage in Malta

This month (January 2016) De Montfort University architecture students specialising in Digital Building Heritage spent a week on an overseas study trip to Malta. Based in Vittoriosa the oldest part of the historic Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua, … Continue reading

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3D Printing Architectural Models in ABS

For the past six years we’ve been making architectural models using our Z-Corp 420 and 650 3D printers which use resin boned powdered gypsum as the build material which are then treated with a hardener. This produces fine white, exhibition … Continue reading

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Bradgate House Digital Reconstruction

Architecture students at De Montfort University are in the process of developing a digital reconstruction of Bradgate House in Leicestershire. This important early Tudor manor house (actually a minor palace by Tudor standards) has a complex architectural past, with several … Continue reading

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Lutyens and the Leicester Arch of Remembrance

The 11th November 2015 marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice which brought the First World War to an end in 1918. In a timely act of governance the UK the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and … Continue reading

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