|Among Thousands of Artifacts|
at the History Park;
Photo of St James Hotel, cir.1890
The post on this blog have focused heavily on the documentation of historic buildings, the creation of a 3D model of the History Park and possible uses for the completed 3D model. Though one of the early stated goals of this project was the documentation of the museum's 50,000+ artifacts, there hasn't been much discussion about the processes we intend to employ. In fact, artifact documentation will be the most challenging aspect of the entire project. The unique nature of this collection requires some innovative strategies for digital documentation and exhibition.
|Traditional Digital Documentation|
Technology May Be Appropriate For
The vast majority of the museum's artifacts are stored in the museum's collection center, unavailable for exhibition and unseen by the public. A major objective of this project is to enable the public to view these historic items. The museum's ability to display and exhibit these artifacts is limited by the amount of exhibit
Tubes from the Deforest Collection - 1920
The documentation of the historic buildings and grounds is a relatively simple task in comparison to documenting the museum's artifacts. Laser scanning technology has been developed specifically for construction, design and surveying applications. The creation of a 3D model of the park and its' buildings won't be a first. If you go to YouTube, you can can see 3D laser scans of all types. The difference in this project can be found in its "layers". Starting with comprehensive documentation, this project includes BIM, asset management, exhibition, marketing, preservation and sales.
Handheld Laser Scanner
|1913 Deforest RJ4 Detector Box|
|1946 Harley Davidson|
|FARO Laser Scanner|
|Photo of Lefebvre Bicycle Taken w/Fisheye lens|