Cooperation in Training Specialists in Wooden Architecture Preservation
Petrozavodsk hosted a meeting and discussion of further cooperation between specialists of the Kizhi Open Air Museum, the UNESCO Chair of PetrSU, and Berlin University of Applied Sciences.
The first event within the trilateral agreement on cooperation in training specialists in wooden architecture preservation was the joint symposium on the issues of management and preservation of the cultural item Kizhi Pogost.
This year the Kizhi Open Air Museum and the UNESCO Chair of PetrSU had a head-on introduction to the technologies of laser scanning, photogrammetric mapping, and 3D modeling of wooden architecture.
A group of students from Oulu College and PetrSU took a short training course on the Kizhi Island and did practical work in the historical village of Kurgenitsy (in the framework of the project “Ethno-architecture of Fennoscandia in the 21st Century” of the Karelia ENI program).
The students learned how to use modern technologies and attended a course of lectures on wooden architecture and comprehensive survey of a historical settlement.
The students studied the features of the houses and separate components, the layout of the village. The students also took part in the Festival of Carpenter’s Craftsmanship.
Thanks to this project the Kurgenitsy village will be studied and described to the greatest possible extent, a 3D model of the village with the reconstruction of missing constructions will be created.
The extensive experience of Berlin University in the area of laser scanning and 3D modeling of architecture, experience in teaching these subjects will become a considerable contribution to training specialists in studying and preserving wooden architecture.