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13-15 avril 2012, Munich : Virtual Palaces, Part II. Lost Palaces and their Afterlife. Virtual Reconstruction between Science and Media

Convenors : Stephan Hoppe and Stefan Breitling

Organized by ESF Research Networking Programme PALATIUM. Co-Organized by Institute for Art History, Ludwig‐Maximilians‐University Munich, Institute of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Art History, Otto‐Friedrich‐University Bamberg.

The aims of the Munich workshop

After the Leuven workshop, which focused on the digital recording and modelling of extant buildings,
the Munich workshop will explore the possibilities and limitations of virtual reconstructions of “lost”
Virtual reconstructions play a decisive role in the exploration of residential and courtly
architecture. Especially in the communication of scientific results, “non‐built” media such as reconstruction drawings, plans, images, and films are of considerable importance. Scientific problems
such as reconstructing a historical state, clarifying the disposition of the spaces, tracing networks of
relationships, or communicating results to a wider audience, all depend on representations of lost or
missing states of a building, and thus rely on virtual reconstructions of one form or another. These
reconstructions therefore play a significant role in the understanding of court residences and their
architecture. The range of such virtual reconstructions has expanded considerably through the use of
digital models. Digital techniques are increasingly being used for testing hypothetical models and for
representational purposes. Especially the combination and integration of different digital platforms,
databases, thematic maps, GIS techniques, CAD drawings, renderings and films offers a high potential
for innovation.

This workshop wants to examine the properties, possibilities, and limitations of the various
methods and technologies for virtual reconstruction.

Informations pratiques et programme