The recent development of 3D acquisition and advanced visualisation technology has contributed to the rapid emergence of a large number of 3D archives, the creation of which is often justified as a democratisation of data and knowledge production. Even though several 3D datasets are now available online, it is not always clear how these data, once stored, are used by scholars to produce new knowledge.
The aim of the Dynamic Collections web platform is to implement a novel 3D web infrastructure designed to support higher education and research in archaeology.
By using state-of-the-art 3D web visualisation technology and observing how researchers and students use and interact with archaeological objects, this platform provides innovative tools to promote large-scale knowledge production and data reuse. The development of such a digital platform is revolutionising the way professionals interact with archaeological material, promoting best practice and quality in heritage and material studies.