Musical instruments
of Department of musicology and cultural heritage

Original name

Musical instruments collection of Department of musicology and cultural heritage

Geographic Area

Cremona, Italy

Type of project

Digitization techniques for the representation of musical instruments

Site description

The course aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to consciously apply the language of drawing to the study of musical instruments. The subject is the composition of visual language and photography, also aimed at the understanding and management of digital survey procedures and documentation for the study of morphology of musical, scientific and technical instruments. The course also provides fundamentals of assisted drawing and 3D modeling to better manage the flow of production and post-production in graphic documentation applied to restoration by providing the basic knowledge of main software used by restorers in the field of Cultural Heritage protection for the representation, documentation and design.

Credits

Coordinator
Sandro Parrinello
Donatella Bontempi

Course Assistant
Francesca Picchio
Anna Dell'Amico

Survey Activities

Student of the course of Musical instruments collection of Department of musicology and cultural heritage. a.a. 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.

Post production Activities

2D Drawings
Student of the course of Musical instruments collection of Department of musicology and cultural heritage. a.a. 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.

  • Gallery
  • 3D Model
  • 3D Model

 

 

Documentation Methodology

The course was aimed at experimenting with a photogrammetric survey aimed at the design and digitization of artefacts and works of historical-artistic value by developing actions for the enhancement and conservation of cultural heritage, in particular with regard to valuable museum and exhibition collections belonging to museum structures of the University itself, in particular, saw the relief of a series of musical instruments belonging to the collection of the Musicology department of Cremona. The digital reconstruction of musical instruments, scientific and technical instruments and instruments and their components, with the aim of obtaining two-dimensional drawings and detailed 3D models associated with a database of technical sheets describing technical and historical information, state of conservation and guidelines for the planned management and restoration of the artifacts. Use of the archive material produced in a database that can be queried and implemented over time, through which to initiate initiatives and projects to enhance the objects of the various collections.

All research activities that fall within the idea of ​​creating an archive of heterogeneous data, implementable information and accessible via virtual platforms such as localization systems that refer to the context or to other exhibition systems, aims to be a further development towards systems of museum management in which space and the work of art coexist within their virtual, dynamic transposition. A database, in order to preserve the historical memory of the complex and which can become a tool for the management of cultural heritage in the short, medium and long term..