May 25, 2022

Cultural Heritage: 1700+ 3D Scans and Models (Public Domain, CCO) Now Available via Sketchfab

From Sketchfab:

We are pleased to announce that cultural organisations using Sketchfab can now dedicate their 3D scans and models to the Public Domain using the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0). This newly supported dedication allows museums and similar organisations to share their 3D data more openly, adding amazing 3D models to the Public Domain, many for the first time. This update also makes it even easier for 3D creators to download and reuse, re-imagine, and remix incredible ancient and modern artifacts, objects, and scenes.

We are equally proud to make this announcement in collaboration with 27 cultural organisations from 13 different countries.


We are especially grateful to our launch collaborators (listed below) and look forward to continuing this program with more organisations long into the future. For now, click a link below and dive right in to explore public domain 3D from any one of these amazing collections. Where a link takes you to a profile page, this indicates that the organisation in question has dedicated their entire collection (with maybe one or two exceptions) to the public domain.

Read the Complete Blog Post

Direct to CC0 3D Model Collection (via Sketchfab)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.