The Digital Sculpture Project: Credits

Caligula Project:

We express our thanks to the Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and to Dr. Kathy Gillis, Head of Objects Conservation, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, for permission to scan and study the statue in their museum as part of the overall project entitled "Creating a 'Total Environment' for the 'Caligula' in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA)." Direct Dimensions, Inc. was responsible for 3D data capture, modeling, and digital restoration of the statue. We express our gratitude to President and Chief Engineer Michael Raphael for his strong support of a project and to Production Manager Peter Kennedy and Engineer Greg Chaprnka for scanning the statue. We also express special kudos to Industrial Designer Jason Page and Digital Modeler Eric Hall for their painstaking and brilliant work of digital restoration. Matthew Brennan modified the reconstruction model produced by Direct Dimensions to create alternative reconstructions necessitated by the overall research project. Jack Roebuck provided the elegant web design. The major responsibility for archaeological oversight and verification of the digital restoration of the statue fell to Prof. Mark Abbe, to whom we owe an enormous debt of gratitude. We are grateful to the many contributions of Dr. Kathy Gillis on matters of conservation of the statue. Important contributions on archaeological matters arising during the restoration were made by the following members of the scholarly team that collaborated in the overall project of reinterpreting the statue: Prof. Paolo Liverani, Prof. Jan Stubbe Østergaard, Prof. Eric Varner, and Prof. John Pollini. Prof. Maria Grazia Picozzi made brilliant archival discoveries that made it possible to locate the find spot of the statue in the 19C and to trace its history thereafter. Professors Vasily Rudich and Steven Fine studied the reception of the portrait of Caligula in antiquity. Dr. Peter Schertz investigated the reputation and image of Caligula in modern times. This research and the related project of digital scanning, modeling, and restoration was made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (nr. RZ-51221).

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The Digital Sculpture Project is an activity of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory.