Week 13: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

3D scanning is essentially taking a multitude of photos around an object, recording reality in a slightly reduced form. The direct visible result of a scan has a certain aesthetic appeal but can’t quite be compared to what you would achieve with a regular camera. The benefits of a 3D scan actually lie below the surface, in the collection of an object’s architecture. Capturing this data yields a fresh canvas with endless possibilities that we are currently exploring to the fullest.

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Open data is extremely exciting as it allows us to treat the objects we scan as just the beginning of an unexpected journey. Below is a selection of scans and corresponding frames of four sculptures that are now open for experimenting. 1. Narcissus. Museum number: 7560-1861​

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2. Monument to Emily Georgiana, Lady Winchilsea. Museum number: A.188-1969

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3. Crouching Youth. Museum number: A.12-1981

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4. The Crouching Venus. Museum number: A.5-2012

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