Renaissance tombs in 3D on the BBC
They’ve been very interested in work on Renaissance monuments (see previous newsblog) that’s benefitting from cutting edge space technologies.
Dr Lindley, of our Department of the History of Art and Film, who also heads our Centre for the Study of the Country House, is Principal Investigator of 'Representing Re-Formation: Reconstructing Renaissance Monuments’, part of the AHRC and EPSRC’s Science and Heritage Programme. His team is investigating the spectacular Tudor Renaissance tombs of the Howard Dukes of Norfolk, now in the parish church at Framlingham, Suffolk.
Two of the monuments, those of the third duke and of his son in law, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, were formerly in Thetford Priory and were modernised and reconstructed when they were moved and rebuilt in Framlingham.
Combining expertise from Leicester’s Space Research Centre, Museum Studies and Computer Science, Oxford, the Yale Center for British Art and English Heritage, they are using 3-D scanning to reconstruct the original appearance of the monuments and to integrate excavated fragments.