‘IMG.ING A Museum Made Digital’ Studio

Master of Architecture, Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

‘IMG.ING A Museum Made Digital’ is a studio collaboration between MSD and the Potter, with Classics and Archaeology consultation from Associate Professor Andrew Jamieson, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts. Three studio sessions are held at the Potter, focusing on 3D digital imaging of the exterior of the Potter and photogrammetry of selected objects from the University of Melbourne’s Classics and Archaeology Collection. Students then design real and virtual spaces for their chosen objects and consider methods of digital archiving for collection objects. Academic Programs and Collections staff collaborate with MSD studio leader Ben Waters, providing curatorial advice and best-practice access to collection objects and collection management expertise.

‘This valuable collaboration between the Ian Potter Museum and the Melbourne School of Design allows students to participate in ground breaking design work at the intersection of architecture, cultural heritage and virtual reality… and we have only just scratched the surface.’
– Ben Waters, Studio Leader, Master of Architecture, Melbourne School of Design