Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Dr Drew Baker

Dr Drew Baker

Julfa Cemetery Digital Repatriation Project

BSc (Hons) Computer Science Nottingham Trent University (Specialisation in virtual reality and human computer interaction)

Drew Baker has worked extensively in the cultural heritage sector since 1997, specialising in 3D modelling and virtual worlds. He has worked on programmes ranging from the digital reunification of Roman frescoes from a lost Roman villa in Boscoreale Italy for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, to visualising the changing landscape and building of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, London, as well as collaborating on a number of international digital arts projects. Baker’s scholarly contribution to the academy includes laying out the ground work for the London Charter for the Computer-Based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage. He was a work package leader for the European Commission’s Virtual Museum Transnational Network,  concerned with the creation, dissemination, and preservation of cultural heritage and archaeology in the new digital age. He is currently engaged as a Senior Research Fellow with the Australian Catholic University based in Sydney Australia.

Key Publications

Baker D. ‘Review – Becker (J.A.), Terrenato (N.) (edd.) Roman Republican Villas. Architecture, Context, and Ideology’. In Classical Review 65 no. 2 (2015).

Beacham R., Baker D., Blazeby M. & Denard H. ‘The Visualisation of the Boscoreale Villa in 3-D’. In La Villa Romaine Des Boscoreale et ses Fresques, edited by A. Barbet and A. Verbanck-Piérard, 164-195. Brussels: Musée royal de Mariemont, 2014.

Delve J., Anderson D., Dobreva M., Baker D., Billeness C. & Konstantelos L., eds. The Preservation of Complex Objects. Volume 1: Visualisations and Simulations. Volume 2: Software Art. Volume 3: Video Games and Virtual Worlds. Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth, 2012.

Bentkowska-Kafel A., Baker D. & Denard H., eds. Paradata and Transparency in Virtual Heritage: An Advanced ICT Methods in Arts and Humanities Research Methods Guide. London: Ashgate, 2012.