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Op dinsdag 13 juni 2017 organiseren Museum Boerhaave en het Lorentz Center een publiekslezing over het inzetten van 3D scans bij het documenteren en conserveren van graftombes van Farao’s in het oude Egypte. Onder de titel ‘Conservation facsimiles in Luxor’ gaat de Spaanse architect Carlos Bayod Lucini, verbonden aan de multidisciplinaire studio Factum Arte, in op het gebruik van digitale media bij het conserveren van erfgoed. De (Engelstalige) lezing is om 17:00 uur in de Orangerie van de Leidse Hortus Botanicus en is vrij toegankelijk.

Wat: Publiekslezing ‘Conservation facsimiles in Luxor’ 
Wanneer: Dinsdag 13 juni van 17:00 tot 18:00 uur
Waar: Hortus Botanicus, Rapenburg 73, Leiden
Toegang: Gratis

De lezing is Engelstalig

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Visiting the Egyptian Valley of the Kings with 3D scans

Museum Boerhaave and the Lorentz Center organize a public lecture on ‘Conservation Facsimiles in Luxor’, on Tuesday 13 June 2017. Speaker is Carlos Bayod Lucini, he is an architect, currently working at Factum Arte, a multidisciplinary studio dedicated to the digital mediation in art and preservation. The lecture takes place from 17.00-18.00 at the Orangerie of the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden, admission is free.

Three years after the opening of the facsimile of the Burial Chamber of Tutankhamun installed at the entrance of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the second phase of the Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative has just began. A collaboration between the Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation and the University of Basel, this ambitious project is determined to use advanced 3D scanning technology for the documentation and preservation of the Royal Tombs in Egypt. The digitization in high resolution the relief and color of the sites is providing a valuable source of detailed information of their current state of conservation. These data can also be used to create exact facsimiles in order to protecting the tombs from further damage while promoting a sustainable tourism. Digital recording technologies like 3D scanning or photogrammetry and fabrication techniques such as CNC milling or 3D printing are opening up a whole new range of possibilities for the preservation of our Cultural Heritage. This approach is now being applied to the recording of the Tomb of Seti I. One of the most important archaeological monuments in Egypt, it has been closed to the public for about 30 years. Nevertheless, thanks to digital technology, it will soon “re-open” as a facsimile near the original. Facsimiles allow to separate the act of visiting a monument from the act of preserving it.

The public lecture of Bayod Lucini is part of the Lorentz Center workshop ‘Re-enactment, Replication, Reconstruction’, wich takes place from 12 -16 june 2017. The workshop brings together specialists from the fields of art history, archaeology, conservation, musicology and anthropology. Its goals are to reflect on reconstruction, re-enactment and replication (RRR) practices in research, and to learn from each other’s approaches and experience. During this workshop, curators Ad Maas en Tiemen Cocquyt of Museum Boerhaave will demonstrate a reconstruction of 's Gravesande's 1722 Vis Viva experiment.

The Lorentz Center and Museum Boerhaave collaborate in organizing public lectures around Lorentz Center workshops. Internationally acclaimed researchers address a broad audience on current topics of societal and/or scientific importance.

Museum Boerhaave is the Dutch National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine. Its aim is to improve the societal support base for science in the Netherlands. Museum Boerhaave always seeks to connect its activities with current events (

The Lorentz Center is a Dutch workshop center that is hosted by Leiden University. It organizes international scientific workshops in all disciplines, to promote innovative research at the scientific frontiers as well as on complex societal challenges. (

What: Public lecture ‘Conservation facsimiles in Luxor’
When: Tuesday 13 June from 17:00 - 18:00
Where: Hortus Botanicus, Rapenburg 73, Leiden
Admission: free
For more information, please contact: prof. dr. Sven Dupré,, e-mail:

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