Category Archives: Medieval

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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On the Road – Architectural History and Student Field Trips

It’s the beginning of another exciting academic year with the Digital Building Heritage Group at De Montfort University and we have a great programme of field trips which is now under way for our LSA MArch Architecture students to historic … Continue reading

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3D Printing a Medieval Chantry Chapel

It’s easy to forget that some of the most long-lived and durable assets in heritage interpretation are traditional physical models. Architectural models have long been used to convey the appearance, spatial sequences, structure and other aspects of buildings and they … Continue reading

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DMU and the University of Leicester present a joint lecture on King Richard III

To celebrate the re-interment of Richard III in Leicester, DMU will be hosting a joint lecture featuring academics from DMU and the University of Leicester. Professor Kevin Schurer, who was part of the Richard III archaeological team from the University … Continue reading

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De Montfort University Opens New Heritage Centre

In a landmark event, De Montfort University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard opened the University’s new heritage center in its Hawthorne building today. Occupying a space which includes the remains of two of the original arches of the medieval chantry … Continue reading

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Traditional Drawing – Reconstructing Leicester’s Medieval Newarke

It’s always rewarding to collaborate with talented professionals and the Digital Building Heritage Group is fortunate to be working with the renowned and widely published historical visualizer and designer John H. Cook. John uses traditional pencil drawing and pen and … Continue reading

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Digitally Reconstructing a Lanacastrian Chantry Chapel

The first results of our MA Arch students’ research into using medieval architectural design methods are emerging with a new digital reconstruction of the lost Chantry Chapel of St Mary of the Annunciation in Leicester. This building which once stood … Continue reading

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Out and About with the MA in Architectural Heritage

It’s the start of a new academic year and this year it brings a welcome development, the first cohort of our new MA students studying Digital Architectural Heritage. Despite the poor weather we have dusted down the DBHG minibus and … Continue reading

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King Richard III – The Lost Tomb and the Church of the Greyfriars

Over the past few months here at the Digital Building heritage Group we’ve been working on a high quality CGI animation for the new King Richard III visitor center in Leicester, UK. The remains of King Richard III  (2 October 1452 – … Continue reading

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Norbury Church, medieval tombs and the White Boar badge worn by Sir Ralph Fitzherbert

A long planned visit was made today to the Church of St Mary and St Barlock (an Irish Saint) in Norbury in Derbyshire, UK. This delightful village church contains a number of medieval tombs and memorials not least of which … Continue reading

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