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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.”
Valentin Vanhecke of the Dutch company 4Visualization has scanned the astonishingly well preserved skeleton of a giant dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago. The newly mounted skeleton is now on display at a local museum.
Using Artec’s 3D scanning and software technology, Threeding.com will make more than 150 unique palaeontology models available to the 3D printing community.
Partnership between two industry leaders aims to disrupt the manufacturing marketplace for anatomical models by enabling widespread availability through 3D printing.