The gallery’s exhibition, being launched on Saturday (26 January), will illuminate aspects of the local history, highlighting some of the stories of Brighton and Hove inhabitants from the Ice Age to the Saxon Age.
The researchers, from the university’s Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems and the Digitisation Lab have assisted the curators and designers of the new exhibition by applying cutting-edge technologies, including 3D scanning and 3D printing of human remains and archaeological artefacts.
Researchers scanned the skulls of human remains that were found in Sussex, with high accuracy using structured light 3D scanners. These skulls have been 3D printed and deployed as the basis to create physical forensic facial reconstructions of the people who lived and died in the area. Their reconstructed busts and stories about their daily activities are presented in the different sections of the gallery.
Aiming at creating multi-sensorial experiences in order to enjoy and learn about our past, various items of the gallery’s archaeological artefacts were also scanned and 3D printed.