Title: From illumination to manuscript: a best practice in reconstruction of illuminated manuscripts

Authors: Ruly Darmawan, Noeratri Andanwerti

Addresses: PADI ARTGROUND, Jl.Ir.H. Juanda 329, Bandung – 40135, West Java – Indonesia. ' Faculty of Art and Design, Tarumanagara University, Jl.S. Parman No. 1, Grogol, Jakarta – 11440, Indonesia

Abstract: Reconstructing cultural artifacts, as some practitioners do, may be considered as an alternative to the digitalisation process. As a cultural institution, PADI ARTGROUND considers its potential to support such reconstruction project of culturally-related artifact, especially illuminated manuscript. Through its illumination division, PADI ARTGROUND pursues a project of illuminated manuscript reconstruction as a continuation process from the illumination design and development. This paper will present an experience in the project of illumination design and development towards illuminated manuscript reconstruction. It will be described from raw material research, design sketching, method of reconstruction using computer, to the final work delivery.

Keywords: writing tradition; illumination design; illumination development; illuminated manuscripts; cultural artifacts; artefact reconstruction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDCET.2008.020135

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.64 - 75

Published online: 29 Aug 2008 *

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