Ship Shapes: Digitising Historic Ship Models

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This ongoing PhD project involves the gathering of data on large Dutch merchant ships of the 17th and 18th century and the conversion of that data into a common spatial format. It is hoped that this will give new insights into shipbuilding during this period. As part of this project a large proportion of the known models of this type and period have been digitised in partnership with museums across Europe. Using this data the project also looks at how 3D data of this type can facilitate the dissemination of accurate maritime archaeological data and museum collections to the public.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Sea, Closed Sea Local and Inter-Regional Traditions in Shipbuilding
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Fifteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology
EditorsGiulia Boetta, Patrice Pomey, Pierre Poveda
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherCNRS Editions
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9782271129727
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventFifteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology: Open Sea | Closed Sea: Local and Inter-Regional Traditions in Shipbuilding - Marseille, France
Duration: 22 Oct 201827 Oct 2018
Conference number: 15th

Publication series

PublisherCNRS Editions
ISSN (Print)0154-1854


ConferenceFifteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology
Abbreviated titleSBSA


  • Netherlands
  • Virtual Reality
  • Photogrammetry
  • 3D Reconstruction
  • Ship models
  • Nautical Archaeology


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