“Gonio-spectral based digital archiving and reproduction system for electronic museum” by Ochiai, Tsumura, Nakaguchi, Miyata and Miyake

  • ©Keiichi Ochiai, Norimichi Tsumura, Toshiya Nakaguchi, Kimiyoshi Miyata, and Yoichi Miyake




    Gonio-spectral based digital archiving and reproduction system for electronic museum



    In museums, a large number of objects are preserved in a storage  area in which the temperature and humidity are controlled so as  to prevent degradation of the cultural heritage. On the other hand,  it is also important that these objects be used for exhibitions,  investigations, research and education, even though these  activities inevitably cause the degradation of the objects. Digital  archiving systems have the potential to overcome this problem  and several researches have already performed for this purpose  [Levoy et al. 2000; Bernardini et al. 2002]. However,  conventional researches mostly focus on the acquisition system.  The objects should be archived and displayed appropriately so  that they can be used for exhibitions, investigations, research and  education. The National Museum of Japanese History  commenced a research to archive and display objects based on  an input-output imaging system. The details of this research are  described in this poster. In this system, the objects are acquired  using the gonio-spectral imaging system developed in our  laboratory [Tonsho et al. 2001] and reproduced on a display that  takes into consideration the environmental illumination and  display characteristics.    



    1. Bernardini, F. et al., 2002. Building a digital model of Michelangelo’s Florentine Pietà. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 22(1): 59–67.
    2. Tonsho, K. et al., 2001. Development of gonio-photometric imaging system for recording reflectance spectra of 3D objects. Proc. SPIE Vol. 4663, 370–378.
    3. Levoy, M. et al., 2000. The digital Michelangelo project: 3D scanning of large statues. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2000, 131–144.

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