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    A Picture is Worth 1,000 Pasts: How 3D Virtual Reconstructions Can Bridge the Gap Between Visitor Interest and Scholarly Debate

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2009)

    London, UK, 6 - 8 July 2009


    James Coltrain


    3D reconstructions allow cultural institutions such as museums and historic sites a tool to vividly illustrate the past while educating the public about competing interpretations of history and change over time. 3D technology also offers many practical benefits including low cost, flexibility, and the potential for collaboration. This paper presents potential applications of 3D reconstructions for three example sites: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Castillo San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida, and the Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts.


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