Public Access to Ancient Artifacts
Without leaving the comfort of your own home
Most of the globe is participating in self-isolation or has been placed in a full lock-down mode. This is because of a virus sweeping across the world. Never before has it been so important to keep our history open for public use. Museums across the globe have made it their goal to create free access for people to learn about and observe artifacts.
For instance, the Scottish Maritime Museum has joined 28 other museums around the world in creating a project based around the public using it. All of the artifacts have been scanned through a 3D laser scanning device and uploaded to SketchFab. This website has allowed many people all over the world, stuck in isolation, to continue to learn about history.
Consumers who can’t consume, can now observe artifacts from the 1700s and early 1800s from their home. They can take 360° of Scotland’s historic ships without breaking out of isolation. This technology has allowed us to have hope and continue to learn and preserve history and culture.
Not only can someone take tours or view the objects from different angles, but you can download and recreate them. Then you can share those new reinvented items with SketchFab, sharing back with the museum. It is a fun and interactive thing you can do with ancient artifacts that allows you to connect with the museum on a deeper level.
The museum has created 3D images, allowing you to click on the angles and learn about individual pieces of an artifact. You can twist and turn, zoom in and out all to learn about how it works and truly study it closer than you would be able to in person.
3D laser scanning has never helped a museum stay so relevant, but right now, it the time it has become most useful. More museums will be adopting this technology to preserve history and share culture all over the world.
The benefits of 3D laser scanning
This technology is incredibly fast, taking thousands of pictures per second. It is highly accurate, picking up details that other people would not usually see. 3D laser scanning also gather dimensions and accurately recreates them inside of the editing system. However, the object looks in real life is exactly how you see it on the screen.
3D laser scanning has allowed consumers all over the world to gain free access to ancient artifacts that they would not usually be able to observe in this way. It is changing the way we interact with museums, and it is for the best.
3D laser scanning has been developing to use in more areas of life, and we now realize how much it has to offer. Since we are now using it to help stay at home and learn, more companies and more museums will start using this to enrich our lives.
Soon we will be able to take virtual tours of everything from the comfort at our home. This has never come at a better time, right now, we all must stay home, but this is incredibly hard to do. With the help of 3D laser scanning, it will become more manageable, and we will still be able to teach our kids about history, all from the computer.