Greek Digital Museum

Museums weren’t always on board with using the latest technology. Many researchers and historians were against adopting 3D laser scanning. However, covid-19 changed many things in 2020, and one of them was how guests visit museums. There have been others who have fully adopted this technology due to the many benefits it brought them.

The Acropolis Museums is one of many who used 3D laser scanning to showcase exhibits worldwide even with the pandemic raging. They have used this technology to open a new line of communication with the guests. The researchers are using this to understand, observe, and study history along with them.

They have created exhibits that entice us into the unknown world and excite kids to continue learning. They created an online portal that allows guests to explore and understand the exhibits in a new way. The digital collections on the website will enable a user to see over 2,156 artifacts up close. With each set of pictures, there is a detailed outline of the information that allows the guest to understand what they’re looking at.

Why use 3D laser scanning at a museum

There are many advantages a museum would get by adopting this technology. It can help them increase profits in ways they would never expect, which can help them stay open to the public for much longer.


The best part about using 3D laser scanning to gather information on a historical object is that it doesn’t need to be handled. All the researcher has to do is aim and point the tool at the object, and it starts collecting information through pictures and lasers. This is one of the best ways to preserve an artifact.

More artifacts can be seen

Often museums only have a fraction of their artifacts on display. There isn’t enough physical space to hold everything, so they use massive storage areas. This means only a few exhibits are seen simultaneously and can lead to fewer guests because of the limited pieces.

A 3D laser scanning device allows for more artifacts to be scanned and a whole new online exhibit. You can see double or even triple what you typically would see in a museum.

Digital copies forever

Another amazing feature of 3D laser scanning is that it can save all of this information in the cloud. These files cannot be erased or removed, making it the perfect place to hold information for later use. It makes the perfect referencing system and can keep all data safe.

Inspected closer than ever

In a typical museum, guests cannot interact with the artifacts in any way. Creating an online exhibit not only allows them to zoom in and view objects from all angles, but it also enables them to have a completely different experience.

Final thoughts

Many museums have not adopted 3D laser scanning. However, we suspect that as 2021 continues, we will see more museums focused on giving guests different experiences and using this technology to do that. Things are slowly changing, and we can see history differently because of it.



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