Our blog this week was written by members of North Yorkshire Youth Skipton Girls Group. Read on to find out how they got involved with Craven Museum this summer:
We are North Yorkshire Youth Skipton Girls Group and we met at Skipton Children and Families Hub for four weeks in the summer holidays. We have been making 3D models of museum artefacts. We first looked at a rhino tooth, a hyena tooth and a bear jaw that were found in Victoria and Elbolton caves in Craven. We then took many different pictures of the objects at two different angles using a light tent, so that all the images we took were very similar. That is important because then the software can match them all up. Then we used a software called Agisoft photo scan to cut around all the objects to seperate the artefacts from the background. We then set the software off to try and find all the points on the artefact to match up to each other to create the 3D image.
You can see some of the stages in the pictures below:
The models will be on display in the museum when they reopen so come and have a look! You can take a sneak peek at our creations on Craven Museum’s Sketchfab page: https://sketchfab.com/cravenmuseum
One week we looked at an old newspaper from 1868 which was an old copy of the Craven Herald. The same week we looked at mosaics that were about 1800 years old and they were found at Kirk Sink villa in Gargrave. We then made our own mosaics! On the last week we looked at a pair of old clogs that were very small and probably belonged to a young child that probably worked in a mill and wore the shoes to work. We then made our own loom out of paper by tying our wool to the loom (which is called the warp) and then threaded our weft under and over our warp!
A huge thank you to North Yorkshire Youth Skipton Girls Groups for making the 3D scans for our gallery and for writing this brilliant blog post!