Analogue and Digital Documentation Techniques

Course Code:

Π1 2060


2nd Semester

Specialization Category:

Required ( ΜΕΥ )

Course Hours:




Course Description

Course Theory

The course aims at the analysis of the architectural surveying techniques and the consequent documentation, with the use of relevant instruments applied in the methodology of the recording actions. The basic conventional/analogue and digital techniques are offered, combined with design and representation means, aiming to document the objects of cultural heritage in full and accurate detail.Students are requested to select objects of art from the Athenian archaeological sites and from other museums, to elaborate their photographic documentation and to proceed in the survey of the structure and the pathology of the materials. The use of ICT is also suggested in order to capture the digital model of objects and monuments by practising Photogrammetry and modern software that can produce high-precision 3D models.

Course Practicals



The Scope of the Course and Objectives

The Scope of the Course

The aim of the course: to familiarize students with the architectural surveying techniques and tools applied, in regards to the documentation of architectural buildings and the cultural heritage artifacts.

To enable students to record the pathology of the materials and the eventual deterioration of works of art, to identify the particular structural deformations of each object, to document the structural members and the works of art by means of different tools and variable building survey methods, to analyze the technical functionality of the surveying instruments, either the conventional/analogue ones or the digital ones (i.e. tachymeter, laser scanner) and to become familiar with the measuring principles in general.

Course objectives

The Analogue and Digital Documentation Techniques of cultural heritage artifacts provide the knowledge of the structural pathology in both buildings and objects of art. This knowledge can form the necessary background for the right approach addressing the conservation of cultural heritage artifacts. Students are also introduced to methods for historical analysis and archival research, scientific-paper writing and the different possibilities offered by analogue and/or digital presentation.

Students will become familiar with the object to be documented, but also with the instruments, which will be used for the geometrical survey.