The University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden is developing a web application to explore digital 3D models of natural objects in its collection. The workshop on Tuesday 9 May will demonstrate technical solutions for 3D scanning, presentation and printing of objects.
Making spatial digital copies of objects has become commonplace and taken for granted in some cases. 3D printers are increasingly available and affordable. But how do museums relate to 3D technology?
The University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden is piloting a web application for exploring digital 3D models of natural objects in its collection. The 3D models will be linked to the collection management software PlutoF. The insect models will be scanned in collaboration with Toivo Ylinampa, a PhD student at the University of Tartu, who is developing a scanner that will allow the spatial storage of every hair on an insect.
The seminar on Tuesday, 9 May will demonstrate technical solutions for 3D scanning, presentation and printing of objects. It will discuss how 3D technology can share museum collections with the wider world, museum education and science communication. The seminar will be mainly in Estonian, with some English presentations interspersed with Estonian-language presentations.
A seminar on 3D digital solutions in museums will take place on Tuesday, 9 May, from 10-14 in room 301 at the University of Tartu Natural History Museum. Please register in advance.
10:00 Presentation of the DOORS project "3D scanning infrastructure for nature education and remote sensing".
10:30 Scanning of zoological objects. Demonstration. Handheld scanner, scanning of skulls. Automated scanning station, insect scanning. Toivo Ylinampa, Kristjan Eenola
11:30 Presentation of the 3D web application Threedoscope. Kristjan Adojaan, 5D Vision
12:00 coffee break
12:15 Challenges in 3D printing. Silver Rannak, Pallas Art School
12:45 3D modelling in student research. Eliisabet Judin, Miina Härma Gymnasium
13:00 3D visualisations at natural history exhibitions. Sander Olo
13:30 Discussion. What is the potential of digital 3D solutions in museums?
The University of Tartu Museum and Botanical Garden is part of DOORS - the Digital Incubation Network of Museums. The DOORS project is supported by the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation "Horizon 2020" under Grant Agreement No 101036071.