CyArk Advisory Council Formed to Select Heritage Sites for Preservation
CyArk, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving culture heritage sites using 3D imaging tools, recently announced the CyArk Advisory Council to help the organization choose which sites to digitize.
The CyArk Advisory Council is led by International Council on Monuments and Sites President Gustavo Araoz. Advisory council members include Sheridan Burke of heritage consulting firm Godden Mackay Logan in Austrailia; Bonnie Burnham of the World Monuments Fund; Christina Cameron, Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage at the University of Montreal; Rohit Jigyasu of Ritsumeikan University in Japan; David Mitchell of Historic Scotland; and Nelly Robles of the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico.
CyArk digitally preserves cultural heritage sites through collecting, archiving and providing open access to data created by laser scanning, digital modeling and other technologies. The resulting data is used to create educational and cultural tourism information available on the CyArk website.
CyArk focuses on sites that are most at risk due to the threat of war or threats from the environment, such as earthquakes, sun, wind or rain.