Training Schools
TS Coordinator: Prof. Jon Hardeberg (NO)

Training Schools within the framework of the Action topic are aimed at:
• Widening the knowledge of the Action activities.
• Providing intensive training on a new and emerging subject.
• Offering familiarisation with unique equipment or know how in one of the laboratories of the Action.
Training Schools are not intended to provide general training or education. Those attending a Training School are typically – but not exclusively – young researchers from across Europe. Furthermore, Training Schools may also cover appropriate re-training as part of life-long learning. A Training School can also take the form of an Early Stage Researchers (less than PhD + 8 years) network created as a "think tank". COST support covers organisation of the school and participation support to both trainers (including external experts) and trainees.

Duration: between three days and two weeks
Eligible costs: local organiser (see local organiser support), Trainers (travel and substistence for trainers – same as for participants to COST meetings, Trainees (individuals grants, decided by MC but cannot exceed the normal reimbursement rates of COST
Local Organiser: Request for a TS has to be sent via the Chair to the MC after MC approval of the programme and the list of paid participants to the Grant Holder
Trainers and Trainees: Register on the e-COST application

Invitation Flyer for the Warsaw Training School 2013 and Application form.

Invitation Flyer for the Florence Training School 2014.

Invitation Flyer for the Szeged Training School 2015.

Invitation Flyer for the Germolles Training School 2016.

For more information please contact

Participants of the Training School in Germolles.

2013 Training School in Warsaw

The first COSCH Training School (TS) was jointly organized by the Warsaw University of Technology and the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów at Warsaw (25-27 November 2013) and dealt with "Automated 3D documentation of CH artefacts with robotized structured light system".

We started with a visit of the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów along with a short presentation about the digital documentation strategy of the museum. Our visit was focussed on 3D documentation challenges. Finally we saw the 3D/2D documentation labs of the Museum. After lunch we started our work in the Labs of the Warsaw University of Technology. First, we were introduced to the 3D OGX|AUTOMATED system which is composed of a 3D structured light measurement head and a robot arm. On the second day we performed directional measurements and 3D data processing to create virtual representations of the analysed artefacts. All participants got the chance to manage 3D measurements by themselves. On the last day everybody prepared a 3D presentation using WebGL and OpenGL technologies.

At the end of our first TS we summarised that 3D documentation technologies require more automation and objectivity as well as faster measurement and data processing for CH objects.

Presentations: 3D digitisation process, data processing, visualisation of dense models of CH objects

Participants of the Training School in Warsaw.


Information Information

COSCH final book



Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

"The essays in this collection are transformative, moving beyond basic collaboration and skilfully contextualizing both scientic knowledge in the humanities and humanities knowledge in the sciences. Doing so not only heightens the quality of the research, but heightens understanding, redrawing traditional lines between disciplines and redening what it means to truly collaborate and to be a scholar in the digital age."-Bill Endres, University of Oklahoma 
In this unique collection the authors present a wide range of interdisciplinary methods to study, document, and conserve material cultural heritage. The methods used serve as exemplars of best practice with a wide variety of cultural heritage objects having been recorded, examined, and visualised. The objects range in date, scale, materials, and state of preservation and so pose dierent research questions and challenges for digitization, conservation, and ontological representation of knowledge. Heritage science and specialist digital technologies are presented in a way approachable by non-scientists, while a separate technical section provides details of methods and techniques, alongside examples of notable applications of spatial and spectral documentation of material cultural heritage, with selected literature and identication of future research. 
This book is an outcome of interdisciplinary research and debates conducted by the participants of the COST Action TD1201, Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage, 2012–16, and is an Open Access publication available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.