What goes on behind closed museum doors? Like all museums around the world, the Acropolis Museum in Athens closes on Mondays to allow for cleaning and restoration of its exhibits. The Chicago Tribune discovered how statues from the archaic period were digitalized with an Artec MHT.
The scanning was organized by CHESS Experience, a European project that aims to integrate research into digital storytelling at cultural sites. The objects scanned by IMA Solutions will be used for interactive iPhone and iPad applications by the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
IMA Solutions purchased the Artec MHT scanner from BOREAL, an authorized Artec reseller in France.
( Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP/Getty Images / December 5, 2011 )
“A member of a French research team scans a sculpture in the archaic gallery of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. The museum organized a press tour to present its new exhibits and the work conducted by restorers when the museum is closed to visitors.”
It’s a small world! When our office neighbors, GamesTV Russia, an online portal for the latest computer games, movies and gadgets, bumped into us in the hallway, we got to talking. The result of our little chit-chat was an exclusive program dedicated to Artec 3D scanning technologies. You can watch it here in Russian.
When the Romanian online magazine CANCAN discovered Artec’s 3D scanning technology, they knew exactly what they were going to make of it: clone the Romanian superstar Simona Trasca. Knowing readers would love to see a miniature copy of this femme fatale, CANCAN published an article about scanning and printing Simona.
Main Road|Post, a visual effects production studio, was set up in 2006. The studio worked on visual effects for well-known movies and series like Wanted, The Inhabited Island, The Admiral, The High Security Vacation and others. One of the studio’s latest projects is a movie called ‘August Eighth’, a film by Dzhanik Fayziyev. Main Road|Post used an Artec 3D scanner for special effects in this movie.