Experiencing art by means of 3D printed replicas: enriching the interpretation of pot oiseau

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Digitally fabricated artefacts or 3D replicas have the potential to enrich the interpretation of cultural assets by enhancing visitors’ engagement with collections. However, it is still not well understood how replicas work as interpretative means and what are the actual visitors’ attitudes towards them. The contribution of this paper is the development and evaluation of a 3D replica within a realistic interpretative scenario. This research deploys a case study focusing on a 3D printed pot representing an “authentic” reproduction of a pot made by Pablo Picasso, currently exhibited at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. By detailing the research processes and evaluation results, CH professionals can better perceive the dynamics of replicas as interpretative means within realistic situations; understand their positive contributions and weaknesses; and deploy methods and investigation themes, as presented in this paper. In this way, cultural heritage institutions and especially museums can be assisted when introducing replicas to support their audiences. The developments presented in this paper are part of a larger research project which proposes experience designs or experiential frameworks for the provision of 3D replicas to audiences. Our findings highlight that while there is enormous potential, there is also a need to re-educate people on how to engage with cultural heritage through new interpretative frameworks that are less rigid than those traditionally used in museums.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage
PublisherEurographics Association
ISBN (Print)9783038680826
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameWorkshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
ISSN (Electronic)2312-6124

Bibliographical note

This is the accepted version of the following article: Samaroudi, M., & Rodriguez Echavarria, K. (2019). Experiencing art by means of 3D printed replicas: enriching the interpretation of pot oiseau. In 17th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage). Eurographics Association, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with the Wiley Self-Archiving Policy http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html


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