Tracing the Past: Analysing the Design and Construction of Liverpool Cathedral Using Digital Techniques

Main Cathedral 20th June 2022 09:45 AM

Join us for this talk and workshop that uses the latest 2D and 3D tools to analyse the vaults of Liverpool Cathedral's Lady Chapel.

Fascinated by architecture? Want to know more about digital scanning and modelling? Come along to our FREE workshop, organised by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

This is the first of two workshops. You are encouraged to sign up for both, but this is not essential.

The first workshop will begin with a talk delivered by Dr Alex Buchanan and Dr Nick Webb from the 'Tracing the Past' project at Liverpool University. They will introduce the Lady Chapel of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, designed by George Frederick Bodley, with stunning ribbed vaults and explore what these can contribute to our understanding of Gothic Revival vaulting.

Alex and Nick will then provide an introduction to different methods of recording architecture in three dimensions using digital technologies. We will be exploring three different methods: photogrammetry, total station and laser scanning. 

Each group will be trained in each of the three methods and will have the opportunity to record different parts of the Lady Chapel vaulting using each method. No prior experience in photography or surveying is required and all equipment will be provided.

There will be a break half way through and free refreshments will be provided.


9:45:                Registrations open, come to Giles Gilbert Scott entrance
10:00 -10:30:  Talk in Concert Room
10:30-11:15:   Session 1
11:15-11:45:   Break with hospitality in Concert Room
11:45–12:30:  Session 2
12:30-13:15:   Session 3