November 30, 2015

Digitization: Public Launch of Smithsonian’s 3-D Collection Program Set For Wednesday

The launch will take place on Wednesday (November 13, 2013) at a news conference in D.C.

We will update this post with additional info and links when it becomes available.

From the Smithsonian Institution:

The Smithsonian will launch the public component of its 3-D digitization program Nov. 13. Twenty collection objects from its museums have been digitized using the latest in 3-D technology. Those objects will be unveiled in a new website and specially built app that will transform how the public can interact with Smithsonian content.


The press conference kicks off the Smithsonian X 3D conference, a two-day event highlighting how 3-D technologies will transform the work of the Smithsonian and museums and research institutions worldwide.

Learn More About the X 3D Conference
A “tech gallery” will be open to the public during the conference.

See Also: Video: A Brief Introduction to 3D Scanning at the Smithsonian Institution (May 2013)

See Also: 3D Systems Partners With the Smithsonian on Landmark 3D Digitization Project (September 2012)

See Also: Smithsonian turns to 3D to bring collection to the world (February 2012; via CNET)

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