HMO Training Heritage Leaders: “Executive Leadership Development in Heritage Management Workshops”

HMO Training Heritage Leaders
Summer 2018
Executive Leadership Development in Heritage Management Workshops
Photography and Photogrammetry in Cultural Heritage
11-15 June, 2018
Location: Nafplion, Greece

Digital image acquisition and processing offers a wide range of deliverables for the documentation of cultural heritage. 3D models, orthophotos or point clouds are indispensable tools for the documentation and monitoring of our heritage and allow a better understanding of the objects under research. The construction of these products is based on various concepts in photography, photogrammetry and computer vision, which are available via easy-to-use software and generally available hardware.

During this workshop, various techniques will be addressed and demonstrated during lectures and hands-on field work. Participants will get familiar with various digital tools (photography, photogrammetry, 3D modelling and model referencing, 360° photography, and vectorization in CAD or GIS) by covering the entire workflow from image acquisition via data processing to model publishing. After this workshop, participants will be able to apply these techniques in a wide range of applications (heritage management, archaeology, curatorial work etc.), concerning the various parameters for high quality 3D models and orthophotos.

The workshop’s instructor, Cornelis Stal, is a lecturer and researcher at the University College Ghent and Ghent University (Belgium), where he is working on surveying engineering, geomatics and image-based 3D modelling. Within the framework of his research, he has participated in various archaeological and anthropological field campaigns, where the topics of this workshop are empirically implemented in an interdisciplinary context.

This workshop is organized within the context of our organization’s mission to document the most historically significant structures of the city of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece, and which serves as the education arm of a larger research project conducted by the Heritage Management Organization in collaboration with CAST, ETH Zurich, Leica and other partners aiming to create and promote applications for the use of 3D documentation for heritage management.

  • The course (participation) fees, in this first piloting phase, will be 300 euros (travel expenses are not included).
  • A. G. Leventis Foundation scholarships (partial or full coverage towards participation fees) may be available for heritage managers working on (broadly defined) Greek cultural heritage (excluding airfare/travel expenses).
  • Kaplan Foundation Scholarships (partial or full coverage towards participation fees) may be available for individuals actively involved in the research, study and promotion of the sites of Corinth, Delos, Larisa and Olympia (excluding airfare/travel expenses).

To apply for this workshop please:

  • 1) fill in and submit the Executive Leadership Program in Heritage Management Application Form
  • 2) after receiving confirmation of receipt of your application, complete the application process by submitting your curriculum vitae, personal statement and reference letter (which may come in separately by your referee at their earliest convenience). All your application documents may be submitted by email to Applications should not exceed 750 words in total and your curriculum vitae should be up to 1000 words maximum.
  • 3) reasonable proficiency in spoken and written English is required to attend the course. In order to assess it, applicants will be asked to participate in a personal (spoken) interview.

After acceptance of their application file, participants will receive an official letter outlining in detail the conditions of participation. Regarding their stay in Nafplion, participants will have the choice of a) receive housing (at no cost to them) in shared rooms at a part of a local nursing home for the elderly, or gerokomeio – the Maria Radou Foundation (rooms for participants have been separated from the normal function of the gerokomeio) or b) make their own arrangements for accommodation.

Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.
The application deadline is Friday 8 June 2018.

For questions regarding the academic contents of the workshop,
contact Prof. Cornelis Stal at

For questions regarding the application process and the administrative
aspects of the course, contact Dr. Eleni Drakaki at