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Scanning 3D: Cultural Heritage Preservation, Access and Revitalization

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Glowing greenish 2-dimensional view of statues of human figures in a 3-dimensional scan of the interior of in the Hypogeum of the Volumnis in Perugia, Italy.

3D view of the Tablinum in the Hypogeum of the Volumnis, Perugia, Italy by CyArk, via Wikimedia Commons is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

On 7 February 2023, Creative Commons will host a panel discussion on 3D scanning, preservation, access and revitalization of cultural heritage. As 3D technologies advance and cultural heritage institutions around the world seek better ways to enable people to engage with their collections, we also see cultural artifacts threatened by global climate change, armed conflict, and economic instability. At CC, we see building the “3D” commons in this complex moment as an essential activity in enabling a brighter future for all and solving the world’s most pressing challenges. How can 3D technologies and practices support what we call better sharing: sharing that is contextual, inclusive, just, equitable, reciprocal, and sustainable?

With experts, we’ll explore the many considerations around 3D scanning as it relates to cultural heritage preservation, revitalization, access and better sharing, as well as the impact on the public domain. Panelists will address:

CC’s Director of Learning and Training, Jennryn Wetzler, will moderate an expert panel with:

As UNESCO’s Memory of the World program enters its fourth decade, questions at the intersection of preservation, access, copyright and new technologies are now more topical than ever. Join us to hear from experts and participate in the conversation!

Date: 7 February 2023
Time: 3:30–5:00pm UTC [see the time in your timezone]

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Posted 30 January 2023