In recent years, humanists in many disciplines have been using 3D digital technologies to capture and model their objects of study, from humble artifacts such as vases or furniture to entire cities such as ancient Rome.
3D has become a new and powerful form of scholarly expression and communication. The mission of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory is to apply these new tools not only as interactive illustrations but also as heuristic instruments of discovery. The scope of our interests, as implied by our name includes the record of our tangible cultural heritage around the world.
Virtual Heritage: What is it? Why does it matter? — Dr. Bernard Frischer