Visual Culture & Replication: 3D Research

posted on 18 Feb 2013 19:18 by Nynne Christoffersen
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This year there are a number of projects that I am very excited to be working on at the DML. Prime among them is the opportunity to work with the 3D scanner -a museological tool currently being implemented in institutions across the world. With the current technology made available in the DML, we are now able to take 3D scans of objects in order to learn more of their construction or shape and to preserve their digital data. Furthermore, we are able to ‘print’ the objects with the digital printer in ABS plastic, the same material as Legos are made from, or other filaments. 3D scanning produces a high-precision digital reference document that records conditions, provides a virtual model for replication, and makes mass distribution possible. In addition to research, documentation, and replication, 3D imaging technologies are increasingly being used in museum collections storage and packing designs.

3D laser scanning of a marble statue at National Museums Liverpool.


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