Visualising Batavia Silverware
Render the highly reflective silver VOC objects in 3D, which enables the visualisation of fine surface details
Expand our knowledge regarding production techniques, composition and corrosion mechanisms of 17th century silver
Create a fuller understanding of processes of globalisation and cultural exchange between Europe and India
Shared Cultural Heritage Programme, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia
- 1 November 2019 – 1 November 2021
UWA Research Collaboration Award
- 1 January – 31 December 2020
Visualising unique 17th-century Batavia silverware
UWA and the Western Australian Museum will make 3D scans to visualise and analyse objects from the Batavia shipwreck.Read more
New project to polish up our knowledge of Batavia silverware
An international collaboration using sophisticated 3D imaging and new technology will detect and recreate intricate data from corroded 17th century European silverware.Read more
This project is an international collaboration between:
- Arvi Wattel, Susanne Meurer, Alistair Paterson and Alexandra Suvorova; UWA
- Jeremy Green and Corioli Souter; Western Australian Museum
- Robert Erdmann; University of Amsterdam/Rijksmuseum
- Tamar Davidowitz; Rijksmuseum
- Lidwien Jansen; The National Archives of the Netherlands
We aim to study the VOC silverware held at the WA Museum through different methodologies and from different disciplinary angles, and welcome expressions of interest from parties who could contribute expertise.
Prospective PhD students from multidisciplinary backgrounds are also invited to discuss possible topics.
Contact the Lead Investigator, Arvi Wattel, via the details below.