From survey of the seismic damage to drawing for the conservation project: an application of expeditious documentation in emergency conditions

Carla Bartolomucci, Ilaria Trizio


Following the experience made by survey of seismic damage on cultural heritage, during the 2009 earthquake in the Abruzzo region, we have tested techniques, currently available, of 3D modeling based on digital images. The intention is to document situations of particular complexity, it is advisable to perform a detailed and rapid documentation (due to hazardous conditions or difficult accessibility of the detected object). The three-dimensional modeling procedure tested here at work (restoration of a fifteenth-century palace in L’Aquila), when some pictorial decorations were discovered in a location so far inaccessible, (whose enjoyment in the future poses significant conservative issues). The  documentation of the status quo, in this case, is an essential
starting point for the conservation project.


Seismic damage (survey); documentation for conservation; digital survey; 3D modeling; Structure from Motion

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