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Do Not Touch? 3D in Museums - conference programme

Date: 3rd June 2019

Location: Cambridge Judge Business School

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Tickets: £15 waged/£5 non-waged Booking in advance essential. Contact us for any special requirements (access or dietary; we will do what we can to accommodate you.)

The provisional programme of speakers for our conference is detailed below. This is subject to change, talks will not be recorded, but live tweeting is planned when speakers have not opted out. An archive of tweets will be made available post event, and a conference review piece.

Any questions please contact Daniel Pett or Joanne Vine

Start time End time Speaker Title
09:30 09:45 - Registration & Refreshments
09:45 - 10:15 Welcome and introductions      
09:45 09:55 Luke Syson (Director and Marlay Curator, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Introduction to the Fitzwilliam Museum
09:55 10:05 Daniel Pett & Joanne Vine (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Digital at the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM)
10:05 10:15 Helena Rodwell (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Please Do Not Touch?
10:15 - 11:05 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Economy Engagement Fellows      
10:15 10:25 Abi L. Glen (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Post Modern:creating a Museum In A Box subscription service to increase access to museum objects
10:25 10:35 Melanie Pitkin (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) The Pop-Up Egyptian coffins project: engaging communities in areas of low cultural provision
10:35 10:45 Catriona Cooper (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Digital materiality and effective use of 3D printing for heritage
10:45 10:55 Jennifer Wexler (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Travelling objects: Developing a Museum In A Box to Increase Access to the Fitzwilliam’s Mediterranean Collections
10:55 11:05 Daniel Pett (Moderator) Questions
11:05 - 11:25 Break - tea and coffee      
11:25 - 11:55 Creative Economy Engagement Industry Partners      
11:25 11:35 Steve Dey (ThinkSee3D) An introduction to creating realistic replicas for museum tactile experiences
11:35 11:45 George Oates (Museum in a Box) Museum in a Box: A 21st Century Handling Collection
11:45 11:55 Daniel Pett (Moderator) Questions
11:55 - 12:45 Short Presentations batch one - 5 mins per speaker      
11:55 12:00 Paola Ricciardi (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) The #Fitz3D Challenge – Making meaning: how creative can you be?
12:00 12:05 Liz Pye (University College London) Selective Touch
12:05 12:10 Helen Strudwick & Julie Dawson (Fitzwilliam Museum) Understanding ancient Egyptian coffins using CT
12:10 12:15 Anastasia Christophilopoulou (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Sensory approaches to material culture: theories and reality of the imagined sensorially-engaged Museum.
12:15 12:20 Miranda Stearn (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) Making connections through touch: tactile experiences within learning and inclusion programmes
12:20 12:25 Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco (University of Essex) The social value of touching 3D printed replicas of artefacts inside museums.
12:25 12:30 Abira Hussein (Nomad Project) Nomad: Reconnecting Somali Heritage
12:30 12:35 Orietta Da Rold (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge) Touching/experiencing medieval books/paper
12:35 12:40 Lorna Richardson (University of East Anglia) Digital Ethics in Heritage
12:40 12.45 Adrian Evans (University of Bradford) From interactive and virtual museum exhibits to refugee camps: an experience of digital heritage GCRF work in Jordan
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch, including pop ups and demos      
13:30 - 15:05 Short Presentations batch two - 5 mins per speaker      
13:30 13:35 Susanne Turner (Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge) Live tour of the Museum of Classical Archaeology (video link)
13:35 13:40 Madeline Robison (University of Sydney) The Mummy Immortal: An Exercise in 3D Preservation
13:40 13:45 Alix Thoeming (University of Sydney) TBC
13:45 13:50 Anaïs Aguerre (Culture Connect) ReACH - Reproduction of Art and Heritage
13:50 13:55 Donal Cooper (Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge) Virtual Florence: Bringing a 3D church into the National Gallery
13:55 14:00 Simone Parisotto (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics/Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge Unveiling the invisible: a mathematical touch to challenges in Cultural Heritage
14:00 14:05 Amy Scott-Murray (Natural History Museum) Multi-scale surface scanning at the Natural History Museum
14:05 14:10 Lee Robert McStein (Monument Men) Animal Mummies - the inside and outside story
14:10 14:15 Rafie Cecilia (University College London) Meaning-making and 3D prints in museums: how do visually impaired visitors use 3D prints to produce knowledge?
14:15 14:20 George Cooper (Taylor & Francis) Publishing 3D research outputs in heritage and conservation: a Routledge/Sketchfab partnership
14:20 14:25 Kasia Targonska-Hadzibabic (Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics) Unveiling the invisible: a closer look. A mathematical touch to challenges in Cultural Heritage
14:25 14:30 Ian Dawson (Winchester School of Art) Objects as Curriculum- Blackfoot bundles and messy assemblages
14:30 14:35 Nicky van de Beek (Leiden University) Recreating the tomb of Hetepherakhty: from pyramid age to digital age
14:35 14:40 Fiona McKendrick (Ashmolean Museum, University of Cambridge) Studying users: How to assess the suitability and success of 3D technology in your museum
14:40 14:45 Ronald Haynes (University Information Services, University of Cambridge) To Have & Vehold: AR/VR/XR Blending & Extending of Museum Collections
14.45 14:50 Amanda Ford Spora (University College London) Teens, Replicas and Realness of ancient Egypt
14:50 14:55 Elizabeth Galvin (Victoria & Albert Museum) 3D Prints and SEN Museum Learning
14:55 15:00 Dave Fletcher (PlayStation) Guerrilla scanning the British Museum
15:00 15:05 Maciej Pawlikowski (Cambridge University Library) You can touch it: The short story of a stray Sumerian tablet
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee/tea      
15:30 16:20 Panel session Chair: Carol Ann Scott (Museum Consultant) Discussants: Miranda Stearn (Head of Learning, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge), Simone Schnall (Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge), Helen Strudwick (Associate Curator, Egyptian Antiquities, Fitzwilliam Museum) and Alastair Dunnet (Outreach Officer and Committee Member, FENARCH) A panel discussion/round table on how 3D can shape our experiences in museums.
16:20 16:30 Daniel Pett Summing up the day
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