The Hunt Museum, Captains’ Room
Our participants were led on Friday by Ken Coleman, an Irish visual artist based in Limerick who combines Fine Art with photography, mixed media and digital techniques.
On Saturday and Sunday we were joined by Jon Beck, founder of Scan the World and his colleague Elisa d’Antona. Scan the World is an ambitious initiative aimed at the digital sharing of cultural heritage. By scanning, sharing and 3D printing cultural heritage artifacts and empowering others to do so too, Scan the World are helping to make heritage more accessible for everyone.
Participants got hands-on with the Hunt Museum’s Einscan Pro 2x scanner, creating models of some of our smaller medieval objects and conducting a few experiments! Ken brought along some tricky action figure parts to really test the scanner’s capabilities!
Jon really held everyone’s attention with his top-of-the-range Artec EVA, scanning everything from crucifixes to the Cashel Bell to a bourdaloue (portable toilet!). Then, we travelled downstairs to scan some of our larger sculptures including Sybil Connolly’s Madonna.
“It was very hands-on and interactive, and I found the team very informed and passionate about the work they are doing.”Scanathon participant
We’re busy processing our models while continuing to scan and create more! You can view all of our models on Sketchfab.