Thursday, 27 December 2012

Manchester Museum

A couple of weeks ago the mobile team went to the beautiful Manchester Museum, I underline beautiful as there were many interesting things to see and we didn't have enough time to view it all;  as usual we were in a hurry to photograph as many types as possible!

Unfortunately there wasn't enough time  to record all the fossil types in the Museum (more than 200), so we had to prioritise the fossils to be recorded, a thing which is always better to avoid and we don't like doing!
We've taken lots of good picture of the Plesiosaur on display, the specimen is too big for our laser scanner and the exhibition display didn't make the access easy, as it is on the floor underneath a 70 cm tall glass! But we hope the photos will help us creating a decent 3 D photogrammetric model.

In the end we managed to scan most of the Buckman Ammonite Collection and photograph a good variety of plants, trilobites, bivalves, cephalopods, insects and fishes, only some bivalves and gastropods were left apart... Time is running out and we must be on the road again, and who knows, we can always come back!

Just one folklore note about this trip: as we looked for  accommodation near the Manchester Museum, we ended up next to the curry mile! Although it's true that life is not all about fossils, an entire week of curry dinners have heavily tested the team! Is there any real English food restaurant left in Britain?   

Michela Contessi
(GB3D Mobile Team)

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