We are very excited to announce the receipt of a Preservation Grant from the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. The funding will go towards the Ailey Young Digitization Project, specifically to support our work conducting photogrammetry of the house. The Ailey Young House Digitization Project is part of our collaboration with the Town of Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Historical Museum to bring together all of the spatial data – from archaeological information to digital models to ground penetrating radar data – into a geographic information system. Developing the photogrammetry model will not only provide a way to visually preserve the structure and its architectural detail, but also allow opportunities for new research and interpretation to take place.
The funds will specifically be used to finance equipment purchases and support the work of Robert Outland, our Graduate Student Digital Heritage Intern working with CHARG on the project. This is the first research funding received by CHARG since its establishment in January 2022.