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Digital Restoration of Block XI of the Parthenon’s West Frieze

Emily Jordan
Faculty: Betsey Robinson
Course: HART 2815 – Digital Heritage: Methods and Practice



Using photo modeling, digital reconstruction technology, and research of comparanda, I created a state model of the current condition of the West frieze’s Block XI. I then researched and reconstructed the lost or damaged parts as well as the polychromy.


What knowledge or skills did you learn?

I learned how to use several different computer software programs, like Agisoft Photoscan, Zbrush, Cloud Compare, etc. Throughout the project, I also learned how to conduct more in-depth and accurate research.

What made this project interesting for you?

I aspire to be a fine art restorer and/or conservator, so this class definitely taught me how to go through that process of restoring something to its original state in antiquity.