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UCL Museums: 3D scanning and printing at The Petrie

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Welcome to the second and final part of the UCL Museums series, where we share how UCL museums use tech and digital things to revolutionise artefact documentation and enhance user experience. This time we went to UCL’s Petrie Museum to take a peak at the technology behind their 3D scanning and printing of artefacts.

The sofware developer at the Petrie, Giancarlo Amati, graciously took us around the museum and spent some time explaining to us about the increased accessibility of artefacts through online curation and interactive apps. Check out these videos:

Part 1

Part 2

The digitisation of artefacts using a variety of technology, such as 3D scanning and printing, app tour and Augmented Reality (AR) has allowed greater accessability and interactivity between visitors and museum exhibits. Do drop by the Petrie Museum to experience this first-hand, or download The Tour of the Nile app available on Apple AppStore today.

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UCL Museums: QRator Project at the Grant

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Welcome to part 1 of 2 of our UCL Museums series, where we share how UCL museums use tech and digital things to revolutionise artefact documentation and enhance user experience. The Grant Museum is one of the two museums in the world that runs the QRator project – which is pretty awesome!

So we had the manager of the Grant himself, Jack Ashby, to chat about this cool project. Check out the video:

Basically the QRator project uses iPads for visitors to put their thoughts and interpretations of the museum objects, which then become part of the display. It’s also a good way to capture feedback – and the comments aren’t moderated so some people tend to go crazy on it and it will still be published.

Next up in the UCL Museums series: 3D scanning and printing at the Petrie Museum – stay tuned!