Pergamon Altar 3D
In September 2014, the Competence Center Cultural Heritage Digitization scanned the Pergamon Altar in Berlin. The 3D scanning project was implemented in cooperation with the Antiquities Collection of the Berlin State Museums (Antikensammlung der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) and was supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, BKM).
The result is an elaborated 3D model of the more than 2000-year-old Hellenistic altar. Now the masterpiece of Ancient Greece is at least accessible online, while the exhibition hall is closed until 2019 due to renovation. Since 2013, the Pergamonmuseum is being modernized as part of the Master plan Museumsinsel. The room with the Pergamon Altar has been closed for works since November 2014.
The Pergamon Altar’s 3D model is available to the public via an online viewer and the entire architectural ensemble can be examined in detail. This virtual representation also offers information on the iconographic program. The 3D model thereby creates access to the currently inaccessible original.