Module 10 | Digitizing 3D Collections for Museums

Technical Workshop 3: Data Applications in Cultural Heritage

Intermediate Level
Presenters: Harry Abramson, Direct Dimensions, Owings Mills, Maryland
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This webinar reviews projects that cover a broad range of Cultural Heritage applications for 3D data. 3D Digitization offers a myriad of uses and technical choices. While there are no easy one-size-fits–all-solutions, the technology is only getting better and more accessible. Your use of “3D” should be driven by your organization’s goals, not by the technology itself. This presentation will help clarify when and how 3D can help.

Applications reviewed include:

    • Digital Archiving of Physical Objects
    • Open Source Distribution
    • Object Provenance and Process Research
    • Digital Restoration
    • Mounts and Crate Design
    • Immersive display AR/VR
    • Exhibition Copies
    • Promotions/Engagement
    • Accessibility
    • Education

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Harry Abramson
Direct Dimensions
Owings Mills, Maryland
As the director of Art Services, Harry Abramson provides project-specific workflows with 3D imaging, digital modeling, and digital fabrication to make, document, study, conserve, and restore sculpture, monuments, historic artifacts, buildings, and antiquities. Over 18 years he has helped 100’s of artists, museums, foundries, and institutions from around the world with projects ranging in scale from insects, coins, cuneiforms and jewelry, to colossal sculptures, a complete locomotive, historic buildings, and to priceless artwork and national treasures. Harry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from James Madison University.

Sessions and Workshops in Module 10: Digitizing 3D Collections for Museums

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 Intro Session: Get Inspired for Digitizing 3D Collections

Beginner Level: Tune in for the Module 10 introductory session to hear how one small museum (with an equally small staff) tackled digitization of its collections in a big way! 

Presenters: Daniela Larsen, Executive Director, Hutchings Museum Institute, Utah


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TEch Workshop 1

How to Use Digital Assets for Documentation, Promotion, and Programs

Beginner Level: Learn how you can use digital assets in multiple ways for promotion, documentation and even schooling. 

Presenter: Roz McNulty, CLO 3D Designer, Consultant and Online course teacher,, Vancouver, Canada

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Tech Workshop 2

Image-based Approaches to 3D Collections

Intermediate Level: This session will provide an overview of photography- based approaches to documenting, sharing, and digitally archiving 3D collections. 

Presenter: Carla Schroer and Marlin Lum, Cultural Heritage Imaging, San Francisco, California

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TEch Workshop 3

3D Data Applications in Cultural Heritage

Advanced Level: This webinar will review projects that cover a broad range of Cultural Heritage applications for 3D data. 3D Digitization offers a myriad of uses and technical choices. 

Presenter: Harry Abramson, Direct Dimensions, Owings Mills, Maryland