Three-Dimensional Scanning

In the Museum’s ongoing efforts to more fully document its collections, an ambitious programme of three-dimensional scanning of selected objects has been launched. The aims of the project are to create a digital archive as a record of the objects in their current state; to create a digital database of material for research purposes; and to have the capability of presenting three-dimensional representations of the Museum’s artefacts to the public. The scanning process is performed either with a colour laser scanner or through the process of photogrammetry. Three-dimensional digital models produced during the project have been used to support exhibition activities and educational programmes, including the representations of Korai statues in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery and of horsemen appearing in the west frieze in the Parthenon Gallery. In addition, several 3D models have been used in the production of plaster casts

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