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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.
The precious relic was 3D scanned before and after restoration. Then, measurements of the two 3D models were taken and compared against each other in order to check whether restoration was duly done.
With a full 3D model of the dinosaur skull, visitors and students are able to view the CU Museum of Natural History’s most popular exhibit despite coronavirus closure.
This detailed statue of Guanyin was captured in its entirety, for preservation and in case of damage, prior to it being relocated from its current location for land development.