Reconnecting with the past through architectural objects | an Open House event hosted by ACAHUCH, 27 July, online

Handmade Brick ABP-HBM-1.126

The Australian Centre of Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) is hosting an event on Tuesday 27 July, 1-2pm for Open House Melbourne. The focus is on the 3D scanning project of the Miles Lewis Building Heritage collection.

Architecture, Building and Planning 3D Gallery

Considering the general state of Zoom fatigue out there, this session aims to be more of an informal discussion rather than a formal presentation. With the diversity of panel members, we plan to have a really interesting chat about creating digital collections, enabling their use, and a vision for their future.

Panel members are:

  • Rory Hyde, Assoc Professor In Curatorial Design And Practice, UoM
  • Seb Chan, Chief Experience Officer, ACMI
  • Hannah Lewi, Professor, Co-Director ACAHUCH The Australian Centre for Architectural History and Urban and Cultural Heritage, UoM
  • Meher Bahl, Restore Conservation Services
  • Ben Waters, S-I Projects
  • Naomi Mullumby, ABP Librarian

Architecture typically uses 3D technologies to capture site and structure. The project to digitise the Miles Lewis Building Heritage collection created over 300 3D scans of historic building materials and objects. The collection tells a story of the evolution of the design, manufacturing and use of construction materials and techniques within Australian and offers insights into global influences on Australian architectural methods.

Join us for a behind the scenes look at the collection and its transformation. You will get to see and hear some of the stories of the objects collected by Professor Miles Lewis over his professional career.

Who would have thought that interacting online with a nail, brick or a shingle could be so incredible?

The Miles Lewis Heritage Building collection is a digital resource made available via

What’s On

Rory Hyde will host the conversation and Seb Chan (ACMI) will join us to discuss some of the inventive solutions to the technical and access challenges to meet the aim of sparking curiosity and encouraging play, allowing anyone to reconnect with this unique history.

Collection in cabinets