Reshaping History: Investigate

The Louvre in Paris used 3D technology to compare three glazed ceramic vases. Experts at the department of Islamic Antiquities knew that one, the Rifaat vase, was produced in Granada, Spain, during the 14th or 15th century. They aimed to show that the two other vases came from the same mould as the Rifaat vase. By aligning 3D models of the middle portion of the vases, experts were able to test how far their shapes and sizes matched. The level of similarity, scientifically measured, proved that the three vases came from the same mould and, therefore, the same workshop.


3D-COFORM promotes state-of-the-art 3D tools and expertise within the cultural heritage sector, and unites specialists from across Europe.

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Prof David Arnold, University of Brighton

20 September 2013



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European Association of Archaeologists, 19th annual meeting

September 4th - September 8th, 2013, Pilsen, Czech Republic


Lucca Beni Culturali

October 11th - October 19th, 2013

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The 2013 International Congress on Digital Heritagenal

October 28th - November 1st, 2013, Marseille, France

Museums Association Conference

November 11th - November 12th, 2013, Liverpool, Great Britain

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