Seminar on Digital Documentation for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage to be Held on 20 July 2019

The international seminar, Protecting the Past for the Future: Digital Documentation as One of the Imperative Tools for Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage, will take place on 20 July 2019 (Saturday) in Lecture room No.1, the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, jointly held by the Digital Heritage Lab, Graduate School of Culture Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, Visiting Professor, Mr. Jaehong Ahn), and ICHCAP ( Director-General, Mr. Gi Hyung Keum), in close cooperation with ICOMOS CIPA Heritage Documentation.

Recording dancer’s movements with motion capture ⓒ NRICH

In tandem with the continual development of digital heritage documentation that stems from directional/official policies of the government of the Republic of Korea, the heritage community both locally and nationally has focused greater attention on the potential applications of digital technologies. In light of this, on the occasion of the 6th ICOMOS CIPA Summer School to be held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, from 14 to 19 July 2019, in close collaboration with Digital Heritage Lab (KAIST), the above-mentioned seminar has been organized as a post program. This post-program could serve as an excellent opportunity for participants to (re)discover key concepts and roles of digital documentation technologies in the preservation of both tangible and intangible heritage. It could also provide participants a better understanding of current international practices in the field of digital heritage documentation as well as contribute to establishing a professional network dedicated to information exchange and training among heritage professionals.

The seminar will cover the following domains:

  • Key concepts and methodologies in relation to various technologies: 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, and others used in the preservation of cultural heritage;
  • International principles and guidelines for digital heritage documentation and the relevant issue of standardization;
  • Innovative application of the digital technologies in visualization and archiving of intangible heritage; and
  • Current practices on digital heritage documentation and the development of relevant policies in Korea.

For details, please review the attached .pdf file of the tentative program. Should you need further information, please direct your inquiries to the focal point of the seminar, Ms. Hyeseung Shim (Digital Heritage Lab, Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, E-mail:;