Journal of Modern Technologies for Cultural Heritage Preservation 2023-09-30T01:19:03+00:00 ScienVerse Ltd Open Journal Systems <p>Journal of Modern Technologies for Cultural Heritage Preservation</p> <p>The Journal of Modern Technologies for Cultural Heritage Preservation is a multidisciplinary open-access journal of science and technology for safeguarding and preservation of cultural heritage. The main purpose of JMTCHP Is to publish the original articles, review articles, and short communications presenting innovative/modern methods and technologies for the preservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage.</p> <p>The journal aims to develop a platform for multi-disciplinary researchers whose common objective is to develop or utilize innovative or modern methods and technologies for the preservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage in the following research fields (but are not limited to):</p> <ul> <li>Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and holographic reconstruction of cultural heritage</li> <li>Technologies for 3D, 4D, and 5D reconstruction of cultural heritage</li> <li>Gamification of cultural heritage</li> <li>Management and analysis of big data for cultural heritage</li> <li>Archival data processing for multi-temporal analysis</li> <li>Technologies for management of cultural heritage including Digital Twin, GIS, BIM and HBIM</li> <li>Technologies for monitoring, preservation, and safeguarding underwater cultural heritage</li> <li>Long-term monitoring and preservation of cultural heritage for sustainability improvement</li> <li>Non-destructive inspection and testing techniques for cultural heritage materials and structures</li> </ul> Utilising tourist pictures to generate 3D models and automatic multi-view stereo network design 2023-09-10T08:06:12+00:00 Mohammad Amir Khan Osamah J. Al-sareji <p>The design of image networks plays a pivotal role in image-based 3D shape reconstruction and data processing, particularly when applying combined SfM/MVS methods. This paper presents an approach to designing and planning a multi-view images network for cultural heritage objects and sites based on a rough 3D model generated from public datasets of tourist images. Images for three famous cultural heritage buildings in India, namely Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Hawa Mahal, were used in this study to achieve the targeted goal. The results obtained confirmed that the Agisoft Metashape software made it possible to acceptably reconstruct the entire body of the studied structures. However, it the results showed when generating point clouds and 3D models of slender objects, i.e., the Qutub Minar, it is not possible to use only images acquired from the ground since most tourists wishing to correctly represent the shape take tilted images. For this reason, it is necessary to use videos or photos from UAVs. Generally, it can be concluded that the adopted approach in this study is a promising alternative for the conventional methods that are currently used for the shape reconstruction of cultural heritage objects and sites.</p> 2023-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Modern Technologies for Cultural Heritage Preservation Utilising non-invasive measurement methods for the inventory of endangered cultural heritage -case study of Iraq 2023-09-16T07:12:08+00:00 Raad Hashim Hayfaa Mubarak <p>Advanced non-invasive remote sensing techniques, in conjunction with advanced digital technologies designed for the acquisition and comprehensive analysis of extensive datasets, hold substantial promise for significantly augmenting the capacities associated with the documentation of cultural heritage sites. This is especially crucial when it comes to preserving endangered cultural heritage. The main goal of this article was to demonstrate instances of non-invasive approaches used to catalog cultural heritage objectes and locations in Iraq. This investigation showcased a number of examples and employed a variety of contemporary data collection and processing techniques. These included digital close-range photogrammetry, Building Information Modeling (BIM), data from crowdsourced data, and findings derived from Mosul Project. As evident, reality underscores the presence of numerous perils endangering the preservation of tangible cultural heritage sites worldwide. Precious architectural marvels, artistic creations, and natural landmarks are at risk of permanent loss. Therefore, a prompt inventory process, along with the creation of precise digital models, ensures the protection, rescue, and potential reconstruction of these invaluable entities. The instances provided in this article, proved that the application of different digitization methods to Iraq's cultural heritage, can readily serve as a model for other endangered objects and sites.</p> 2023-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Modern Technologies for Cultural Heritage Preservation