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NOMAD - Archiving Somali History in 3D

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Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

277 Bancroft Road

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Do you have a family heirloom that you would like to add to an online virtual archive of Somali cultural heritage?

Join Abira Hussein and Sophie Dixon (Mnemoscene) for a workshop to digitise a cultural object in 3D using a technique called photogrammetry.

Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs and is used for mapping the exact positions of surface points – for example, in cultural heritage research and preservation/replication of major artefacts.

The workshop will start with a short demonstration of Abira and Sophie’s Mixed Reality work in progress called ‘Nomad’. Nomad takes museum objects from Somali culture and reconnects them with the sounds and people to which they belonged using immersive technology.

Through attending this workshop you will have the opportunity to turn an item from your culture or family history – whether a traditional item or anything else that is personally significant to you - into a ‘virtual heritage object’.

The digitised version of your object will then be uploaded online to the Nomad archive , alongside an audio recording of its story told in your own words.

The workshop is free but there are only 10 places available.

To find out more about this project visit nomad-project.co.uk

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