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Virtual Bathing Project Team

National Trust London
The National Trust London Project exists to enhance the Trust’s profile as the custodian of metropolitan properties, and to forge links with London partner institutions. 

Professor Michael Trapp
Michael Trapp is a Professor of Greek Literature & Thought in the Department of Classics at King's. Michael's main areas of research are Greek literature and thought of the first two centuries CE, and the reception of the ancient world, with special reference to the figure of Socrates, and to the local history of classical studies at King's College London.

He has been researching the history of the Bath for the last eight years, and has begun to clarify its history as successively Jacobean fountain-cistern, working Georgian/Regency cold bath, and supposedly Roman antiquarian curiosity. Read more about Michael's research in the following articles:

Drew Baker
Drew is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's. One of the founding members of the King's Visualisation Lab he has worked in the field of 3D visualisation and interpretation of archaeology and history since 1997. He has specialised in the area of 3D modelling specifically using interactive VRML and virtual world technologies. Drew teaches the module applied visualisation in the arts, humanities and cultural sector on the MA Digital Humanities programme.

Martin Blazeby 
Martin is also a Research Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities. His main area of research focuses on architectural and archaeological visualisations of heritage sites as well as being interested in the application of advanced 3D technologies for the study and communication of cultural heritage domains. Martin also has experience in 2D graphical design work and has a great deal of expertise in the virtual reconstruction of Roman fresco paintings.

Along with Drew, Martin has extensive experience in digital visualization in both academic and heritage contexts. Their Department is the originator of the London Charter for the Computer-based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage.

King's Visualisation Lab
King's Visualisation Lab (KVL) is part of the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), an international leader in the application of digital technologies to research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

Beginning in 1996, under the direction of Professor Richard Beacham, KVL members have worked on a series of research projects and heritage visualisation commissions, modelling historic spaces; collecting, collating and presenting associated datasets; and developing sophisticated user-interfaces for accessing, manipulating, and investigating research results. 


‘Virtual Bathing’ was a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Classics and The National Trust, supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s.

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