A team of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute recorded the Grüne Gewölbe, a museum in Dresden, with the OmniCam-360 with spherical extension. The recordings of the vault are part of a project of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. It aims to present cultural heritage that has been restored using technologies developed by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.
Historic mirrors, like those in the Jewel Chamber of the Grüne Gewölbe, have distinctive color levels, considerably lower degrees of reflection (60%) than modern silver mirrors (96%), and are coated by a toxic tin amalgam mixture. To recreate historic mirrors true to the original the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP) not only developed a method for measuring the chemical composition and distinctive properties of glasses and mirror coatings but also a coating technology that recreates historic mirrors without the toxic tin amalgam coating. For further information on the reconnaissance analyses and the coating technology take a look at the website of the Fraunhofer Institute FEP.
The recorded panorama of the OmniCam-360 is the first out of a three productions for the project of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. 360-degree panorama recordings of Pompeii and Benediktbeuern Abbey will follow.