3D scanning of the Emblem of the Republic of Poland for the Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk

As part of cooperation with the Department of Geodesy of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Gdańsk University of Technology, we helped two students Katarzyna Kowalska and Aleksandra Kulikowska in engineering work. The aim of the work was to approximate the use of 3D modeling in the digitization of cultural heritage works, spatial measurement techniques including: 3D laser scanner, optical scanner and photogrammetry as well as a comparison of models obtained from them.

The subject of the measurement was a bas-relief depicting the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Poland, made available by the Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk. The sculpture selected for analysis was reconstructed on the basis of pre-war photographs in linden wood by the eminent Gdansk woodcarver Stanisław Wyrostek in 2016. The original, made by Adrian Karffycz came from the late sixteenth century, but was lost during World War II. Due to the value and uniqueness of the sculpture, safe and non-contact measurement methods were selected for its digitization.


These are just a few of the benefits of 3D scanning:

  • Optical scanning undoubtedly faithfully replicated the new coat of arms of the Kingdom of Poland.
  • 3D scanning, faithfully preserves the digital geometry of the scanned object, monument, exhibit
  • the ability to analyze digitized objects
  • creating replicas using 3D printing
  • free sharing of 3D models on the internet


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