Contribution of e-Documentation to Technical Rescue Works and Conservation of the Mural Painting of the Dome of Blessed Ladislaus’ Chapel in St. Anne’s Church in Warsaw

  • Katarzyna Górecka
  • Ryszard Malarski
  • Piotr Pawłowski
  • Marek Skłodowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)


The paper presents the application of various 3D imagining methods to study the state of the mural painting in the dome of Blessed Ladislaus’ Chapel of St. Anne’s Church in Warsaw. The temple was built on the embankment of the Vistula river in the XV-th century. The chapel was added to the nave in the XVII-th century. From the beginning this location of the church caused a lot of structural problems. The church stability was disturbed due to digging an underground tunnel nearby in the years 1947–49. The Ladislaus’ Chapel, situated close to the tunnel on the side of the escarpment was the most endangered. The current rescue work of the mural painting of the chapel dome required an accurate measurement and inventory of the architectural structure. The dome was measured using various methods: laser scanning and photogrammetry. As a result we obtained 4 models of the chapel dome, which could be combined and compared.


Laser scanning Digital photogrammetry St. Anne’s Church in Warsaw 



Authors wish to express thanks to Maria Pokorna MA in Conservation and Restoration of Art, conducting of the conservation project and to M.Sc.Eng. Grzegorz Osowicki, responsible for the technical works on the church construction. The works presented were supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and Heritage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarzyna Górecka
    • 1
  • Ryszard Malarski
    • 2
  • Piotr Pawłowski
    • 3
  • Marek Skłodowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of ArtAcademy of Fine Arts in WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Geodesy and CartographyWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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