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James Stevenson_3D COFORM project and animating puppets from the theatre collections

James Stevenson is presently the head of the Photographic Studio at the V&A, including the departments of Object Photography, Multimedia and Social Documentary Photography and Digital Management. The Photographic Studio is a service department within the Collections Services Division in the Museum. Its role is to make images of the museums collection, archives, buildings and activities to support; collections management, conservation and research and public access to the collections. Though for most of its history it has done this as traditional two-dimensional photography it is increasingly using many multi-media techniques such as video and 3D imaging. James has recently worked on the innovative 3D Coform initiative, advancing the state-of-the-art in 3D-digitisation and  3D-documentation an everyday practical choice for digital documentation campaigns in the cultural heritage sector.