Preserving Slovakian Heritage Workshop

Empowering the next generation of Slovakian youth with new skills around 3D Documentation of Cultural Heritage


Capturing Reality staff member demonstrates photogrammetry by Jana BudosovaCyArk

Preserving Slovakian Heritage Workshop

In June 2021 CyArk and Capturing Reality partnered to provide a joint training workshop on 3D Documentation for students from the Academy Arts in Banská Bystrica and the Technical University of Košice. The Preserving Slovakian Heritage Workshop resulted in new skills for Slovakian youth and provides an opportunity to strengthen ties between Slovakia and the United States through cultural and technical exchange. 

Photogrammetry at the Slovak National Uprising MuseumCyArk

Slovakian Cultural Heritage

Located in Central Europe, Slovakia is a mountainous country rich with natural and cultural heritage. Home to seven UNESCO World Heritage properties the country is famous for its famous castles and expertly crafted wooden buildings. 

Screenshot from the virtual Instruction by CyArkCyArk

Virtual Workshop on Photogrammetry

CyArk provided a two week long virtual workshop on 3D digital documentation of cultural heritage to 25 students and faculty from the Academy Arts in Banská Bystrica and the Technical University of Košice. Trainees were shipped the necessary equipment in advance of the workshop so they could follow along at home. The two week long trained students how to document historic sites using photogrammetry and process the resulting images with Capturing Reality, the fastest software solution for producing virtual reality scenes and 3D models. 

Students conduct laser scanning and photogrammetryCyArk

3D Digital Documentation

Following the virtual workshop, participants documented a variety of structures in their hometowns using the techniques they learned in the course. At the end of each work day participants transferred the data back to CyArk staff who reviewed and provided feedback. In total over 5,000 images were taken of the sites. All the images were processed together by the students to generate accurate 3D models. The resulting data will serve as an inventory of the sites and will be made available for research and education on

Using a drone for 3D documentationCyArk

Student and Technical University of Košice professor Dr. Richard Kitta complete aerial photogrammetry with a drone.

Explore 3D models created by students from the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. Available here.

Explore 3D models created by students from the Faculty of Arts, Technical University of Košice. Available here.

Open Heritage 3D by CyArkCyArk

3D Data from this project is now freely available through Open Heritage 3D. Download the data from this project.

Preserving Slovakian Heritage Workshop Partners by CyArkCyArk

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