Notre-Dame de Saint-Lô in the English Channel: a 3D solution after the destruction during WWII

Author/s Marie-Pierre Besnard
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/37 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 193-212 File size 470 KB
DOI 10.3280/MER2011-037012
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The Church of Notre-Dame at Saint-Lo was bombed by the Allies in 1944. It was totally rebuilt after the war, but in the process it lost its original façade and towers. The church has become a symbol of the Second World War, and its true history has been replaced by a romantic myth. However, a virtual reconstruction of the church, available through an interactive terminal, offers to the general public the opportunity to experience simultaneous levels of space and time. Thus every visitor can discover the original historical and architectural details of the church in 3D, in real time, in interaction with a virtual model and also guided by a virtual human. The essay describes the evolution of the project that will be inaugurated in September 2011.

Keywords: Historiography; 3D; Multimédia; Augmented reality; New museology; Digital Public History

Marie-Pierre Besnard, Notre-Dame de Saint-Lô nella Manica: una restituzione virtuale in 3D dopo la distruzione durante la Seconda guerra mondiale in "MEMORIA E RICERCA " 37/2011, pp 193-212, DOI: 10.3280/MER2011-037012