Twin iT is a campaign promoted by Europeana ( with the aim of raising awareness about the digitisation of cultural heritage in Member States (MS). The campaign encourages the MS to produce and send a 3D model of a monument symbolising their national cultural heritage, especially one that is potentially at risk.

As part of Twin iT, Europeana and 4CH reached an agreement to promote a series of five technical webinars to support the campaign, focusing on various aspects and phases of digitalisation.

These webinars, aimed at member states, were coordinated by 4CH and its partners and took place in October and November. Below is the list of the webinars and the topics covered:

Webinar 1: The overall 3D digitisation process

Main topics:

  • Planning the 3D digitisation
  • Choosing the right workflow and outputs of the 3D digitisation
  • Storing, preserving and accessing 3D models

Webinar 2: 3D capturing techniques (on field operations)

Main topics:

  • Laser scanning – fixed station and mobile systems
  • Aerial and ground photogrammetry
  • Documenting on field operations

Webinar 3: 3D modelling techniques

Main topics:

  • From captured data to a 3D model
  • Processing and optimising the 3D model for the right purpose
  • 3D formats and standards

Webinar 4: A practical example: the 3D model of Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati in Bologna

Description of phases and final results presented at the hybrid CEDCHE meeting in Luxembourg

Webinar 5: Storing, managing and visualising the 3D models

Main topics:

  • Documenting the 3D model with metadata, choosing the right data schemas
  • Store and preserve the 3D models for the future
  • Online visualisation of 3D models – platform and viewers

This final webinar was held at the hybrid 4CH event in Brussels.