INTEGRATING HETEROGENEOUS DATASETS IN HBIM OF DECORATED SURFACES
- 1Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
- 2Guo Wen Yan Conservation Science and Technology Co., Ltd, Haidian District, Beijing, 100192, China
- 3Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Bagan, Myanmar
- 4Mandalay Technological University, Mandalay, Myanmar
Abstract. There are multiple conservation challenges related to decorated surfaces, the majority are intimately linked to its documentation. This paper draws on wall paintings as a representative of decorated surfaces, arguing the importance of considering its fourthdimensionality – space and time – in its conservation and documentation. To that end, we propose the use of Building Information Model (BIM) as a platform to consolidate this approach together with various documentation techniques used for the conservation and management of wall paintings. This paper exemplifies this method with a case study of Myin-pya-gu Temple in Old Bagan (Myanmar); firstly, reviewing the different techniques used to document the temple and wall painting (photography, photogrammetry, laser scanning, reflectance transformation imaging (RTI); and secondly, discussing the data integration within a BIM environment. This position proposes a transition from a two-dimensional to a four-dimensional approach in wall painting conservation, potentially opening up possibilities of documentation, monitoring, simulation, or dissemination. Ultimately, the case study of Myin-pya-gu has the objective to introduce the use of HBIM as a platform for consolidating the documentation of decorated surfaces.