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New perspectives to save cultural heritage
Altan, M. Orhan

CIP A 2003 XIX th International Symposium, 30 September - 04 October, 2003, Antalya, Turkey
Figure 1: The stolen sculpture called Saliera
The loss in such cases could be somewhat easier if the article
stolen would have been thoroughly documented at an earlier
date. The currently best method for such recording is close
range laser scanning.
Financing such projects could be solved in my opinion via
sponsorship. Related information should be accessible at the
corresponding museum.
Technical keyword: ‘Close Range Laser Scanning’
Financial keyword: ‘Sponsorship for Valuable Pieces of
The oldest Earth Globe preserved has been created in 1492,
immediately before the discovery of America by Christopher
Columbus. This globe is at the German National Museum in
Nuremberg, and it may not be accessed by the public for
reasons of safety. On the occasion of the globe’s 500th anni
versary, the museum directorate sought some suitable method
of documenting it; another important aim of this documenta
tion was also to provide this way an access to the globe for
the general public, and in the first line for historians and
Figure 2: The Digital Behaim Globe