Tampa Museum of Art: Virtual Interaction and Classical Antiquity

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa, Florida, United States

The Tampa Museum of Art has a remarkable collection of antiquities which has never been fully published. The Joseph Veach Noble Collection, acquired by the Museum in 1986, received an exhibition catalogue, but numerically speaking it constitutes only about one-fourth of the entire collection. Some objects have been included in various exhibition catalogues, few are currently on the Tampa Museum of Art website, with others on websites known primarily to scholars (such as the Beazley Archive Pottery Database). But many of them have never been published as part of the Tampa collection.

Lemonopoulos and MacKechnie Galleries at the Tampa Museum of Art

Collection virtualization

A team of CVAST directed by Dr Davide Tanasi (CVAST – Department of History, University of South Florida) has undertaken the virtualization of the collection using 3D Scanning and Digital Photogrammetry. The ultimate goal of this research will be to boost the digital accessibility of the Tampa Museum of Art and to share online its remarkable archaeological collection with the global public.

3D models

Tampa Museum of Art by CVAST on Sketchfab

Videos

These videos show the work in progress and preliminary results of our project at TMA.

Meshed model of a Red-Figure Volute Krater (mixing vessel)
3D model of Athenian Red-Figure Kylix after the acquisition
Digital Photogrammetry capturing session of an Apulian trozzella

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