Previously, we brought you news that Maaike Roozenburg was recreating the past using 3D Prints of antique porcelain, now Michael Groenendyk is going about preserving the ancient past.
Groenendyk’s, on behalf of the Dalhousie University Library, is aiming to create a 3D repository for scans of the university’s most interesting artefacts.
Using a NextEngine 3D scanner Groenendyk and his team will set about archiving the universities most precious items including: archaeological treasures, rare biological specimens, relics from the Halifax explosion and the Titanic.
The aim of the archiving and repository process is to make facsimile 3D models accessible for all students to study up close and magnified as they wish. The first items to be scanned are from the university’s marine biology collection and Groenendyk told unews.ca “It’s about opening up that whole history to a wider audience, making it more accessible, you won’t need to be within Halifax to come see this marine biology collection. You just need Internet access.”
The remarkable detail …