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Niabara - The Western Solomon Islands War Canoe at the British Museum - 3D Documentation, Virtual Reconstruction and Digital Repatriation

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6 Author(s)
Hess, M. ; UCL Museums & Collections, Univ. Coll. London, London, UK ; Robson, S. ; Millar, F.S. ; Were, G.
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This paper describes the 3D digital documentation of a highly significant cultural heritage object from the Melanesian Southwest Pacific, held in the ethnographic collections of the British Museum. The object, which dates from about 1910, is a large plank-built war canoe from the island of Vella Lavella in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. 3D laser scanning is paired with anthropological research, which aims to deliver a holistic virtual 3D reconstruction and multimedia interactive delivery of the boat for the digital repatriation to the source community.

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Virtual Systems and Multimedia, 2009. VSMM '09. 15th International Conference on

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9-12 Sept. 2009