Smithsonian X 3D Conference Explores Cultural Institutions & 3D Printing

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Smithsonian X 3D to be held in Washington November 13-14 is a free event which will show how 3D technologies will transform the work of the Smithsonian Institution, and museum and research institutions worldwide.

For the first time ever, state-of-the-art 3D scanning and image-based modeling technology paired with new Smithsonian tools will enable museum collections, scientific specimens, and entire research sites to be digitally recorded, studied, and shared in immersive detail.

Researchers and conservators can use 3D capture to document and analyze a single artifact or an entire field site.

Curators and educators can use 3D imagery to explore complex ideas and share new discoveries.

Teachers, collaborators, and members of the public can interact with Smithsonian museum objects in new ways. 

The conference is scheduled to take place in Meyer Auditorium: Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Please enter the Meyer Auditorium through the Independence Avenue entrance. 

Registration is free but limited, so if you are in Washington and have an interest in how cultural institutions can adopt 3D printing be sure to register now

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  1. Wenye Fang

    Sounds amazing! Will there be video documentation available to those who are interested but can not be there?

  2. Michael Raphael

    Thanks for posting about this Duann. We’ve put a lot of work into the projects for this event.

    For all interested, the event is scheduled to be live streamed. Instructions will be on the website at some point.

    Thanks for all the interest.

    Michael Raphael
    Direct Dimensions

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